Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III faces drunken-driving costs in reference to a automotive collision early Tuesday morning in Las Vegas that left one particular person lifeless.
The crash occurred early Tuesday morning when a sports activities automotive Ruggs had been driving hit an S.U.V., police mentioned. In response to a press release launched by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, the fireplace division was known as to the scene the place it discovered one particular person lifeless within the struck automotive.
Ruggs, the police mentioned, remained on the scene and “confirmed indicators of impairment,” including within the assertion that Ruggs can be charged with driving below the affect leading to dying. No costs have been filed but, in accordance with the Clark County (Nev.) District Lawyer’s workplace. If convicted of the cost, a felony, Ruggs, 22, faces 2 to twenty years in jail.
He was transported to College Medical Heart in Las Vegas, the place police mentioned he was handled for accidents that weren’t life-threatening.
Ruggs’s legal professionals, David Z. Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, mentioned in a press release that they had been conducting their very own investigation and requested for judgment to be reserved “till all of the information are gathered.”
The Raiders, in a press release, mentioned that they had been “devastated by the lack of life and our ideas and prayers exit to the sufferer’s household.”
For the Raiders, Ruggs’s involvement within the crash is the newest in an unusually tumultuous stretch for the group. The crew introduced over the summer time that a number of high-ranking executives — amongst them Marc Badain, the crew’s longtime president, and Ed Villanueva, the chief monetary officer — had resigned. Mark Davis, the crew’s proprietor, acknowledged final week that they’d departed as a result of the Raiders had overpaid taxes for years and the crew could not be capable of recoup them.
Then, in October, Coach Jon Gruden resigned after The New York Instances and The Wall Avenue Journal printed tales detailing emails he despatched over a 10-year interval through which Gruden used sexist, racist and misogynist language.
Whilst turmoil has engulfed the group, the Raiders, at 5-2, have gotten off to their greatest begin since 2016. They’ve gained each video games below interim head coach Wealthy Bisaccia and are in first place within the rugged A.F.C. West.