Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III Involved in Fatal Car Crash in Las Vegas, Will Be Charged with DUI

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Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III Involved in Fatal Car Crash in Las Vegas, Will Be Charged with DUI

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It began as rumors earlier today, but it appears now to be confirmed: Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a car crash on Tuesday morning, which left Ruggs with non-life-threatening injuries, but also reportedly killed one person.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirms that Ruggs III was driving and will be charged with DUI resulting in death. Statements from the LVMPD below:

 

There has been no statement from the Raiders, but the NFL released a statement through a spokesman:

Ruggs was a Raiders first-round pick in 2020 and has 24 catches, 469 yards, and two touchdowns this season. But further discussion of his football stats at this point feels wrong. Because ultimately, this is serious stuff.

Not to be preachy, but drinking and driving is an awful decision. Moreover, we can use this moment to serve up a reminder not to drive impaired. And in the end, I hope Ruggs can get the help he needs moving forward. My thoughts, prayers, and well wishes are with the family and friends of those involved. This is heavy stuff.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.