NFL star Henry Ruggs is being charged with DUI resulting in death, after he was involved in a fatal car accident last night in Las Vegas.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) revealed in a tweet that the star will be charged as a result of the car accident, which occured in the central Las Vegas area at around 3am Tuesday morning.
“The preliminary investigation indicates the front of the Chevrolet collided with the rear of the Toyota,” said the LVMPD.
Police reported that Ruggs stayed on the scene and “showed signs of impairment,” after the accident.
Ruggs was drafted to the Raiders from the University of Alabama, and is in the middle of his best NFL season to date for the Raiders, with almost 500 yards receiving and four touchdowns.
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Photos have been posted of the crash site on social media. It is believed that the green car belongs to Henry Ruggs.
HENRY RUGGS’ GIRLFRIEND INJURED IN CRASH
It has been reported that the NFL star’s girlfriend, Rudy Washington, was in the car with him when the accident happened last night.
Police reported that Rudy sustained serious injuries in the crash.
DID HENRY RUGGS FINISH COLLEGE?
The NFL star started college in 2017, at the University of Alabama.
In January 2020, he announced that he will be entering the 2020 NFL draft, and did not finish his senior year at the University.
WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH IN CRASH
The victim of the deadly crash was identified as a 23-year-old woman.
Police confirmed the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and revealed that the preliminary investigation indicates the front of Ruggs’ car collided with the rear of the victim’s Rav4.
The victim’s car burst into flames and she was reportedly trapped in the driver’s seat.
CLASS B FELONY
Henry Ruggs’ lawyer reportedly told TMZ:
“We are conducting our own investigation as of this writing and ask everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts are in.”
WHO IS THE VICTIM?
The victim who died in the crash has not yet been identified.
They were located by officials in a Toyota Rav4, which was on fire as a result of the crash.
Fans are reacting to the tragic crash on Twitter.
Many are calling the accident avoidable, and saying there is no excuse for what happened.
LVMPD FULL STATEMENT
The Law Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released a statement earlier today, revealing the circumstances of the fatal crash this morning.
HOW SERIOUS WAS HENRY RUGGS INJURED?
It was reported that the NFL star is being treated for non-life threatening injuries, and that he will be charged with DUI resulting in death.
NOT THE FIRST TIME
In 2009, Donte’ Stallworth, Cleveland Browns wide receiver was suspended without pay for the season for violating the league’s personal conduct and substance abuse policies.
Stallworth pled guilty to a DUI manslaughter charge in Florida, which is similar to what Henry Ruggs may be faced with following his fatal crash this morning.
“I urge NFL fans not to judge NFL players or me based on my tragic lapse in judgment,” Stallworth said upon learning of his suspension. “I am a good person who did a bad thing.”
“I will use the period of my suspension to reflect, fulfill my obligations, and use this experience to make a positive impact on the lives of those who look up to NFL players.”
HE LOST HIS BEST FRIEND IN A CAR CRASH
Henry Rugg’s childhood friend tragically died in a car crash at the age of 17. People on Twitter are “baffled” by the news of the NFL star’s crash this morning.
IS HENRY RUGGS’ NFL CAREER OVER?
NBC Sports reported that a source knowledgable of the situation said the NFL believes that Ruggs will be eligible for paid leave once he is formally charged, under the Personal Conduct Policy.
Discipline for the alleged misconduct would fall under the substance-abuse policy.
DOES HENRY RUGGS HAVE ANY CHILDREN?
The NFL star has a daughter, who was born on May 7, 2020.
HOW HAS HENRY RUGGS PERFORMED THIS SEASON?
Henry Ruggs helped lead the Raiders to a 5-2 record with 24 receptions, 469 yards and two touchdowns.
WHAT IS HENRY RUGGS’ NET WORTH?
The NFL star’s net worth is estimated to be around $1million. However, the exact figure is unknown.
RAIDERS TEAM IS GATHERING INFORMATION
The team did not reveal how Henry Rugg’s status on the team may be impacted by his impending DUI charge.
“We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”
RAIDERS TEAM RESPONDS TO CRASH NEWS
The Raiders team released a statement, confirming that they are aware of the crash involving their teammate, Henry Ruggs.
The team said they are “devastated by the loss of life,” and that their “thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family.”
TOYOTA ON FIRE
The Toyota Rav4 was on fire, reported the LVMPD.
One person in the vehicle died in the crash. Other than the reported victim and Henry Ruggs, it has not yet been confirmed if anyone else was in the crash and if they are hurt.