Las Vegas Raiders Release Henry Ruggs III After Fatal Car Crash, Former NFLer Was Reportedly Going 156 MPH
Update #1 (Nov. 3): The Las Vegas Raiders have released Henry Riggs III as he faces charges from a fatal car crash.
According to reports, he was going 156 mph before the collision and had a blood alcohol content level of more than twice Nevada’s legal limit.
He appeared in court today (Wednesday, Nov. 3) for felony charges of driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving. He could get up to 26 years in prison if convicted.
Original Story: One person is left dead, and another injured after a fiery car crash involving Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III. According to reports, the fatal crash that took place Tuesday morning (Nov. 2) involved two cars, including Ruggs’ Chevrolet Corvette.
According to reports, Ruggs showed signs of impairment when the police reached the scene. Ruggs‘ lawyer said,
“On behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III, we are conducting our own investigation as of this writing and ask everyone to reserve judgement until all the facts are gathered.”
The Raiders also released a statement,
“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas. We are devastated by the loss of life and out thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 2, 2021
Henry Ruggs III, who was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft, is facing charges related to DUI of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance resulting in substantial bodily harm and reckless driving with death or substantial bodily harm.
He is currently being held without bail and will face a judge on Wednesday (Nov. 3).
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