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Henry Ruggs situation: Las Vegas Raiders, NFL both release statements after fatal crash

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Las Vegas Raiders star wide receiver Henry Ruggs was involved in a car accident in the desert metropolis early Tuesday morning, resulting in the death of another driver.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department was called to the scene of a two-car crash in Spring Valley Tuesday morning. Said crash happened around 3:39 a.m. pacific time.

Later on Tuesday local authorities announced details of what’s being called a fatal crash — indicating that Henry Ruggs will be charged with DUI resulting in death. Nevada state laws state that conviction on said charges brings a sentence of between two and 22 years in prison. We’re now hearing from both the Las Vegas Raiders and the NFL following the deadly accident.

Las Vegas Raiders release statement following Henry Ruggs accident

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Sep 26, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (11) attempts to catch a pass in the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium.The Raiders defeated the Dolphins 31-28 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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

As for the NFL, it also released a statement following the incident.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy,” the NFL said. “We will continue to gather facts and monitor the matter under our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”

Once Ruggs is officially charged, he’ll likely be placed on the NFL’s Commissioner’s Exempt List. However, that’s the least of his concerns right now.

The 2020 top-12 pick is facing serious charges that will result in prison time should he be convicted. Right now, it’s all about the victim in this horrific tragedy and the individuals close to him/her.

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