Henry Ruggs is a former wide receiver with the Las Vegas Raiders. several felony chargesAfter a car accident that resulted in the death of a woman and her dog, this week’s fatal crash left one person dead. He also injured his girlfriend who was a passenger in the tragic accident. The ex-NFL star was accused of driving drunk at night in the early hours Tuesday morning. He was speeding at around 156 mph, and then crashing into the victim’s car at 127.
Video of Ruggs Corvette racing down the highway was The path was captured by security cameras. The moments following the crash were also captured on camera in horrifying detail. However, security footage captures the moment with terror. The scene is changed when a speeding car appears.
A video of Henry Ruggs III driving extremely fast shortly before the accident that took a woman and her dog’s life has been released 🕊 pic.twitter.com/i3vMQdcoVh
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) November 5, 2021
Raiders Cut the 22-year old football starSoon after the accident. Five felony charges were filed against Ruggs on Friday. Ruggs could be sentenced to nearly 50 years imprisonment if convicted. Next week, Ruggs will be back in court for another hearing.
Ruggs was driving his Corvette at twice Nevada’s legal limit. Prosecutors added that Ruggs blood alcohol reading was 0.162%. Ruggs was hospitalized shortly after the incident. “The Raiders are aware of an incident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas,”The statement stated. We are heartbroken by the loss of life. Our thoughts and prayers go out for the family. We are still gathering information, and we will not be commenting further at this point.
Henry Ruggs was able to make his first court appearance today with a wheelchair. Bail was set at $150,000. He is expected to return to court November 10.pic.twitter.com/v0LrxZAMsQ
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 3, 2021
The defense team for the former receiver urged the public not to judge their client until he was officially arraigned in court. “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,”According to Ruggs’ attorney, NBC News.
TMZ reports that Ruggs didn’t enter a plea at Friday’s court appearance. According to reports, bail was set at $150,000 for Ruggs, but this seems unlikely considering the severity of his case.