Raiders release Henry Ruggs III after deadly crash

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Wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was released by the Las Vegas Raiders precocious Tuesday, and helium is expected to beryllium charged with felony DUI resulting successful death.

Ruggs was booked into the Clark County (Nev.) Detention Center connected Tuesday afternoon.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced Tuesday that Ruggs was the operator successful an mishap that caused a fatality and would look felony charges.

An mishap involving the 22-year-old subordinate happened astatine 3:39 a.m. section clip successful Las Vegas. Metro constabulary said Ruggs was driving a Chevrolet Corvette that “was driving astatine a precocious complaint of speed” erstwhile it slammed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4, causing it to drawback fire. Fire section unit responded and located a deceased victim, a female, wrong the Toyota.

Ruggs remained connected the country and showed signs of impairment. He was transported to UMC infirmary to beryllium treated for non-life-threatening injuries, constabulary said.

“Ruggs volition beryllium charged with DUI resulting successful death,” LVMPD wrote connected societal media.

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A pistillate rider successful Ruggs’ car was besides taken to the infirmary but her information — and her individuality — were not released.

“The Raiders are alert of an mishap involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this greeting successful Las Vegas,” the Raiders said successful a statement. “We are devastated by the nonaccomplishment of beingness and our thoughts and prayers spell retired to the victim’s family. We are successful the process of gathering accusation and volition person nary further remark astatine this time.”

The NFL besides released a statement, “Our hearts spell retired to the household and friends of the unfortunate of this horrific tragedy. We volition proceed to stitchery facts and show the substance nether our policies, but our thoughts astatine this clip are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”

Photos from the country showed dense harm to some vehicles. If convicted, Ruggs would look 2 to 20 years successful prison.

Ruggs’ attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, besides released a statement.

“On behalf of our lawsuit Henry Ruggs III, we are conducting our ain probe arsenic of this penning and inquire everyone to reserve judgement until each the facts are gathered,” they wrote.

Ruggs had 24 catches for 469 yards and 2 touchdowns successful 7 starts this play for the Raiders (5-2).

Drafted successful the archetypal circular successful 2020 (12th overall) retired of Alabama, Ruggs caught 26 passes for 452 yards and 2 scores successful 13 games (12 starts) successful his rookie season.