On Tuesday morning, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III allegedly drove drunk and was involved in a car accident that killed one person. He’s expected to be charged with DUI resulting in death.
Shortly after the news broke, NFL Network’s David Carr, who is the brother of Raiders quarterback Derek Carr, took to Twitter and gave a very tone deaf statement after the news.
“When the Raiders make the Super Bowl this year, I will argue, successful I might add, that not only is Derek the MVP, I will make the case there has NEVER been a more valuable player,” Carr tweeted.
Carr was blasted by the masses for his insensitive reaction to the news, especially after someone just lost their life.
He would soon apologize and clarify his statement.
“I’ll try this again, my apologies if the last tweet sounded incentive, I just can’t imagine another team having to deal with so much off the field,” Carr wrote. “It obviously hits a little to close to home for a brother.”
The Raiders have since spoken out about the tragic event.
“The Raiders are aware of an accident involving Henry Ruggs III that occurred this morning in Las Vegas,” the team said in a statement. “We are devastated by the loss of life and out 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.”
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