Henry Ruggs III read out a heartfelt apology to the family of Tina Tintor right before his sentence on Wednesday morning, expressing regret and contrition, as well as hope that the court’s decision could provide some form of closure.
The former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver was handed a prison sentence of 3-10 years, which was part of a stipulation in his deal, having previously pleaded guilty to charges.
The 24-year-old was found to have a blood alcohol level that was twice the legal limit after crashing into Tina’s car on the night of November 2, 2021, killing both her and her dog. He had been driving at 156 miles per hour right before the collision that left the unsuspecting 23-year-old dead.
Ruggs issued an apology to Tina’s family before he was read his sentence.
“I sincerely apologize for my actions the morning of Nov. 2, 2021,” he read. “My actions are not a true reflection of me.”
The former WR also noted that his decisions on the fateful night let his family and team down but he hopes the sentence will help both him and the family heal.
“My guilty plea will allow me to begin the healing process,” he said.
“Make no mistake he takes full responsibility for this,” attorney David Chesnoff said on Ruggs’ behalf.
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