Las Vegas Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs is under fire on Tuesday after it was reported that he was involved in a car crash early Tuesday morning in Vegas that left an unidentified individual dead.
As more and more details started to come in, it was revealed that Ruggs was showing “signs of impairment” and will be charged with a DUI leading to death.
Troubling Details Emerge From A Fatal Car Crash Involving Henry Ruggshttps://t.co/MephaHwYHa
— SideAction (@SideActionHQ) November 2, 2021
Later in the afternoon, the Raiders sent out a statement of their own on the Henry Ruggs situation.
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to gather facts and monitor the matter under our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those impacted by this devastating incident,” the NFL said in a statement, per Tom Pelissero.
NFL spokesman on Henry Ruggs:
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to gather facts and monitor the matter under our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 2, 2021
Henry Ruggs has not spoken on the incident yet. And his legal team is reportedly in the process of conducting their own investigation.
According to the initial police report, Ruggs was driving his Corvette shortly before 4 AM when he rammed into the back of a Toyota RAV4.
#BREAKING: Metro police confirm Raiders player Henry Ruggs III was the driver in this morning's fatal crash and "showed signs of impairment." He will be charged with DUI resulting in death. https://t.co/VuOd72pjpc
— David Charns (@davidcharns) November 2, 2021
Henry Ruggs was drafted in the first round of the draft prior to last season.
So far on the year he has 24 coaches for 469 yards and two touchdowns on the season.
Prayers to the victim and their family as we continue to track more developments on this troubling situation.
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