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

Former Las Vegas Raiders and Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison Wednesday morning as a result of his 2021 felony DUI and reckless driving crash that killed a woman and her dog.

Ruggs was clocked at 156 miles per hour and had a 0.16 blood-alcohol level the evening of the crash. He had been held under house arrest since being released from the hospital following the crash.

Ruggs, who pled guilty in May, issued a brief statement in front of the court, saying, “I sincerely apologize. I have no excuses.”

Mirjana Komazec, the mother of victim Tina Tintor, also issued a statement, saying, “We pray that Henry Ruggs is blessed with the opportunity to watch his beautiful daughter grow into the amazing woman she can be. And we pray that this terrible accident inspires change in the world. We pray that we all take away the importance of looking out for one another, remembering everyone we meet is another human’s loved one.”

Ruggs previously played football in the NFL for the Las Vegas Raiders from 2020-2021. Prior to his short-lived NFL career, he starred at the University of Alabama after Nick Saban recruited him to Tuscaloosa. He played among several other future star receivers and players, and won a CFP championship in 2017.

[Associated Press]