Raiders Release WR Henry Ruggs III After Fatal Vegas Crash

Nov 2, 2021, 10:34 PM
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Wide receiver Diontae Spencer #11 of the Denver Broncos runs a route during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on October 17, 2021 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas Raiders have released Henry Ruggs III just hours before the promising young receiver faced an initial court appearance on multiple felony charges after a fiery crash that left a woman dead and Ruggs and his female passenger injured.

According to police, Ruggs was driving a Chevrolet Corvette that plowed into the rear of a Toyota Rav4 on a residential thoroughfare west of the Las Vegas Strip.

The Toyota caught fire and the driver died.

Police say the 22-year-old Ruggs “showed signs of impairment.”

Court records show he faces charges of felony DUI resulting in death and reckless driving.


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