Raiders' Henry Ruggs III to Be Charged in Fatal Car Crash

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N.F.L.|Raiders Receiver to Be Charged successful Fatal Car Crash

Henry Ruggs III, the Raiders’ apical receiver, volition beryllium charged with driving nether the influence, the constabulary said, aft his engagement successful a car clang that killed 1 idiosyncratic successful Las Vegas Tuesday morning.

Henry Ruggs III, 22, was drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders with the 12th wide    prime   successful  the 2020 draft.
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Ben Shpigel

Nov. 2, 2021, 4:16 p.m. ET

Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III faces drunken-driving charges successful transportation with a car collision aboriginal Tuesday greeting successful Las Vegas that near 1 idiosyncratic dead.

The clang happened aboriginal Tuesday greeting erstwhile a sports car Ruggs had been driving deed an S.U.V., constabulary said. According to a connection released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, the occurrence section was called to the country wherever it recovered 1 idiosyncratic dormant successful the struck car.

Ruggs, the constabulary said, remained connected the country and “showed signs of impairment,” adding successful the connection that Ruggs would beryllium charged with driving nether the power resulting successful death. No charges person been filed yet, according to the Clark County (Nev.) District Attorney’s office. If convicted of the charge, a felony, Ruggs, 22, faces 2 to 20 years successful prison.

He was transported to University Medical Center successful Las Vegas, wherever constabulary said helium was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

Ruggs’s lawyers, David Z. Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, said successful a connection that they were conducting their ain probe and asked for judgement to beryllium reserved “until each the facts are gathered.”

The Raiders, successful a statement, said that they were “devastated by the nonaccomplishment of beingness and our thoughts and prayers spell retired to the victim’s family.”

For the Raiders, Ruggs’s engagement successful the clang is the latest successful an unusually tumultuous agelong for the organization. The squad announced implicit the summertime that respective high-ranking executives — among them Marc Badain, the team’s longtime president, and Ed Villanueva, the main fiscal serviceman — had resigned. Mark Davis, the team’s owner, acknowledged past week that they had departed due to the fact that the Raiders had overpaid taxes for years and the squad whitethorn not beryllium capable to recoup them.

Then, successful October, Coach Jon Gruden resigned aft The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal published stories detailing emails helium sent implicit a 10-year play successful which Gruden utilized sexist, racist and misogynist language.

Even arsenic turmoil has engulfed the organization, the Raiders, astatine 5-2, person gotten disconnected to their champion commencement since 2016. They person won some games nether interim caput manager Rich Bisaccia and are successful archetypal spot successful the rugged A.F.C. West.

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