Raiders: We are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs and are devastated by the loss of life

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After Las Vegas police issued a statement saying Henry Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death after an early morning accident, the Raiders have issued their own statement on the wide receiver.

“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas,” the statement reads. “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.”

According to the police statement, the front of Ruggs’ Chevrolet Corvette collided with the rear of a Toyota Rav4. The Toyota was engulfed in flames and a “deceased victim” was found inside of it.

Ruggs remained at the scene and was transported to a local hospital and was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The Raiders selected Ruggs with the 12th overall pick in the 2020 draft.

11 responses to “Raiders: We are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs and are devastated by the loss of life

  1. If he truly was drunk and caused that death, being banned from the league will be the least of his concerns. He should go to jail for a very long time.

  2. The deceased was in a RAV4 there is zero chance that person doesn’t have a family.

    Simply devastating.

  3. The criminal trial will send him to jail. The following civil trial will take whatever money is left after his legal fees. He is done. The sight of a car being engulfed in flames after being struck by a drunk driver won’t take a jury long. Especially against someone who has their employers offering 7-24 ride services.

  4. The deceased was in a RAV4 there is zero chance that person doesn’t have a family.

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    Seriously?

    I own one and have no family, so it’s certainly not zero.

    What else are you certain about in this case?

  5. That’s not an “accident”. Accident implies it was just a random occurrence. Smacking yourself in the face while asleep is an accident. Driving under the influence isn’t.

  6. I am in no way encouraging this type of behavior, but we all did stupid stuff when we were young. And most of us have not taken a life from a innocent victim. Yes, his career is perhaps over,but there are 2 victims. 1 had no choice, and the other made devastating stupid choice. Everyone loses, there are NO winners. I hope someone can learn from this, but I also hope some can forgive. I cant even comprehend what these 2 families are about to endure. No matter the final outcome when this over, there are no winners and road traveled by both of these families will not be smooth and easy. Hug someone and ease their heart.

  7. If I remember correctly, Henry Ruggs lost his best friend when he was 17 to a car crash. He’s flashing 3 fingers each time he scores to honor his late friend’s former jersey number.

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