By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
According to TMZ, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a fatal accident early this morning. The report says that Ruggs III will be charged with DUI resulting in death.
He allegedly crashed into a Toyota Rav4 around 3:39 am local time. Following the accident, the Toyota Rav4 burst into flames.
The driver in the Toyota Rav4 was found deceased after the fire was put out by the firefighters. Ruggs III was transported to a local hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.
Ruggs III suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. His NFL career is likely over now.
Before being taken to the hospital, the authorities said in the report that Ruggs III “showed signs of impairment.”
“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,” Ruggs III’s attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld said in a statement.
Ruggs III is looking at anywhere from two-years to 20-years behind bars if convicted.
He appeared in seven games for the Raiders this season. He started all seven games.
Ruggs III had 24 receptions for 469 yards and two touchdowns. He last suited up for the team on October 24th in a 33-22 win over the Philadelphia Eagles when he had four receptions for 24 yards.
In his NFL career, he has appeared in 20 games with the Raiders. He made 19 starts.
He had 50 receptions for 921 yards and four touchdowns over parts of the last two seasons. Ruggs III also had 12 carries for 65 yards.