By Anthony Caruso III | Editor
The Las Vegas Raiders have released wide receiver Henry Ruggs III. The announcement was made Tuesday evening.
The team acted quickly by making the move now. His NFL career likely ended due to a silly decision to drive while intoxicated.
Ruggs III was charged in a fatal accident in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning. The accident killed a 23-year-old woman.
He was said to have been driving drunk and speeding, authorities said, when he lost control of his vehicle. His Corvette struck a Toyota RAV4 which caught fire.
The young woman was found dead in the vehicle after the flames were extinguished.
“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas; the Raiders said on social media Tuesday afternoon. “We are devastated by the loss of life and our hearts and prayers are with the family of the victim. We are in the process of collecting information and will have no further comments at this time. “
He was charged with impaired driving and dangerous driving. On the charge of impaired driving causing death, he faces two to 20 years if convicted.
Ruggs III has shown signs of weakening, police said. He remained at the scene after the accident.
His girlfriend, also 23, was also with Ruggs III in the crash. She suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to reports.
It took authorities over 12 hours to remove the vehicle from the car, according to 8 News Now Las Vegas.
He is due in court at 9 a.m. local time for the charges against him. It’s reserved for the Clark County Detention Center. He has no connection.
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