Henry Ruggs III is now not a member of the Raiders.
Las Vegas launched the 22-year-old large receiver late Tuesday after the group realized of his involvement in a automotive crash earlier within the day that left a girl lifeless. Ruggs faces expenses of DUI leading to loss of life and reckless driving, in line with courtroom data.
(UPDATE: Court docket data present that prosecutors in Clark County, Nev., have added three extra expenses: DUI leading to substantial bodily hurt; reckless driving leading to loss of life or substantial bodily hurt; and possession of a gun whereas underneath the affect. The primary two counts are felonies whereas the third is a misdemeanor.)
Right here is every part we all know in regards to the crash and the way the Raiders and NFL reacted to the information.
Henry Ruggs III automotive crash particulars
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division issued a statement Tuesday saying that officers responded to a crash involving a Chevrolet Corvette and Toyota Rav4 at 3:39 a.m. native time. The division’s preliminary investigation revealed that Ruggs was driving the Chevrolet Corvette at a excessive price of pace and slammed into the rear of the Toyota Rav4, which was discovered on hearth. Ruggs confirmed “indicators of impairment,” in line with the LVMPD assertion.
The girl contained in the Toyota Rav4 was pronounced lifeless on the scene. (She was later recognized as 23-year-old Tina Tintor.) Ruggs and Kiara Je’nai Kilgo-Washington, his girlfriend and a passenger in his automotive on the time of the crash, have been handled at a close-by hospital for “critical” accidents that didn’t seem like life-threatening, in line with the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Ruggs and Kilgo-Washington, who goes by Rudy Washington, share a younger daughter. Washington’s accidents have been the impetus for the extra DUI and reckless driving expenses, the Review-Journal, Las Vegas Sun and TMZ Sports reported.
After being launched from the hospital, Ruggs was transferred to the county jail in downtown Las Vegas.
DUI leading to loss of life expenses
Throughout Ruggs’ look in courtroom on Wednesday morning, Chief Deputy District Lawyer Eric Bauman mentioned that Ruggs was traveling at 156 mph before the crash and had a blood-alcohol stage that was greater than twice the authorized restrict. Prosecutors additionally mentioned that Tintor’s dog was killed in the crash.
Ruggs’ bail was set at $150,000 on Wednesday. The state had requested for bail to be set at $1 million. Ruggs was ordered to return to court on Nov. 10.
In Nevada, DUI leading to loss of life is a category B felony, among the many second-most critical offenses within the state. It carries a potential sentence of two to twenty years in jail, and probation isn’t an possibility following a conviction. Reckless driving carries a potential sentence of 1 to 6 years in jail.
Ruggs’ attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, launched the next assertion on Tuesday (via the Las Vegas Review-Journal): “On behalf of our shopper Henry Ruggs III we’re conducting our personal investigation as of this writing and ask everybody to order judgment till all of the info are gathered.”
Tina Tintor household assertion
“Tina’s tragic loss has devastated her household past a grief they might ever comprehend,” the assertion learn (via USA Today). “Household was every part to Tina, and he or she was the sunshine of her mother and father’ life. Tina lived in Las Vegas since she was a child. She beloved her 3-year-old Golden Retriever, Max, who handed alongside her Tuesday morning.
“The Tintor household appreciates privateness as they mourn. Might Tina relaxation in peace. No additional statements will probably be produced from the household right now.”
Raiders launch Henry Ruggs III
The Raiders issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon saying that they have been conscious of the accident, including that the franchise was “devastated by the lack of life and our ideas and prayers exit to the sufferer’s household.” Las Vegas later introduced that it had launched Ruggs.
The Las Vegas Raiders have launched WR Henry Ruggs III.
— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 3, 2021
The NFL additionally launched a press release on Tuesday (via NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero): “Our hearts exit to the household and buddies of the sufferer of this horrific tragedy. We’ll proceed to collect info and monitor the matter underneath our insurance policies, however our ideas right now are with these impacted by this devastating incident.”
Ruggs, who was chosen by the Raiders with the No. 12 choose within the 2020 NFL Draft, signed a four-year rookie deal price $16.67 million with the staff in July 2020. The contract was fully guaranteed, however Las Vegas will doubtless search to void the remaining years.