Henry Ruggs Sep 19, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) runs after a catch against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

A little before 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning, Las Vegas police officers were dispatched to a deadly car accident scene where a Toyota Rav4 and Chevrolet Corvette had collided. The driver of the Rav4 was pronounced dead while the Corvette driver, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III, was still alive.

According to a police report, Ruggs was transported to a hospital for non-life-threatening. However, he also “showed signs of impairment” and is expected to be charged with DUI resulting in death, a felony.

Las Vegas attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld released a statement on Ruggs’ behalf.

“On behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III, we are conducting our own investigation as of this writing and ask everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts are gathered,” they said.

Ruggs is in the middle of his second season with the Raiders. The former Alabama star was the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft and has become a rising star in the Raiders receiving corp. But all of that seems pretty secondary to the situation he’s in now.


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