A choose sentenced Former Las Vegas Raiders extensive receiver and first spherical decide Henry Ruggs to 3-10 years in jail Wednesday following his responsible plea to a vehicular manslaughter cost in Might, in accordance with ESPN.
The conviction stems from a November 2021 drunk driving incident. Ruggs crashed into 23-year-old Tina Tintor, which resulted in a fiery wreck that killed Tintor and her canine, in accordance with ESPN.
Ruggs’ was reportedly touring over 150 miles per hour in his Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. Regardless of braking when seeing Tintor’s Toyota RAV4, the Rav4 was launched 571 toes after the influence, ESPN famous. (RELATED: Horrifying Video Exhibits Henry Ruggs Moments After He Allegedly Killed A Lady In A DUI Crash)
Although Ruggs reportedly refused a area sobriety take a look at instantly following the incident, blood samples taken on the hospital revealed his blood alcohol content material (BAC) ranges have been at .16, greater than double Nevada’s state authorized restrict, in accordance with ESPN.
Ruggs apologized to the Tintor household in court docket.
“I let my household, my teammates and those that believed in me down with my actions and harm so many,” Ruggs mentioned, per the New York Publish.
Ex-NFL participant #HenryRuggs spoke in court docket earlier than a choose sentenced him for a lethal DUI crash in Las Vegas that he brought about again in November 2021. Because of the crash, 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her canine, Max, have been killed. pic.twitter.com/A0a9mIKOBm
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“I’ve no excuse. I pray that accepting accountability in my responsible plea can permit me to start the therapeutic course of and permit everybody concerned to heal,” Ruggs remarked, in accordance with UPI.
Clark County District Courtroom choose Jennifer Schwartz, who handed down Ruggs’ sentence, mentioned it was one of many extra tragic circumstances she’d ever seen, ESPN famous.
Ruggs’ NFL future was as soon as extraordinarily brilliant. The Raiders drafted Ruggs within the first spherical in 2020. The College of Alabama prospect displayed uncommon velocity, posting a 4.27 40 yard sprint time on the 2020 NFL Scouting Mix, the sixth quickest of all time on the Mix.
Ruggs, who was the primary decide ever within the Raiders’ Las Vegas period, was launched by the group instantly following the November 2021 crash.