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After fatal accident, Raiders release Henry Ruggs III

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Las Vegas Raiders have released wide receiver Henry Ruggs III. The announcement was made late Tuesday night.

The team acted swiftly in making the move now. His NFL career is likely over due to a bonehead decision to drink and drive.

Henry Ruggs III celebrates after a play (Photo by Henry Ruggs III/Instagram)

Ruggs III has been charged in a fatal accident that happened in Las Vegas early Tuesday morning. The crash killed a 23-year-old woman.

He was allegedly drinking and driving and speeding, according to the authorities, when he lost control of his vehicle. His Corvette hit a Toyota RAV4 that burst into flames.

The young woman was found deceased in the vehicle once the flames were put out.

“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas;” the Raiders said on social media on Tuesday afternoon. “We are devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. We are in the process of gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”

He has been charged with DUI causing death and reckless driving. On the DUI causing death charge, he is facing two-years to 20-years if he’s convicted.

Ruggs III showed signs of impairment, according to the police. He remained on the scene after the crash.

His girlfriend, also 23, was also with Ruggs III in the accident. She sustained non-life-threatening injuries, reports said.

It took the authorities more than 12 hours to remove the vehicle out of the car, according to 8 News Now Las Vegas.

He is due in court at 9 am local time on the charges against him. He is booked at the Clark County Detention Center. He has no bond.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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