For the first time since 2021, Henry Ruggs appeared in a court room in Las Vegas for a hearing in his DUI crash case.
Lawyers for ex-Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs were asking a judge to throw out evidence that prosecutors say shows Ruggs had a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit while speeding at 156 mph on a city street before a fiery crash that killed a woman in November.
The judge rightfully denied that motion.
The police reported tests on Ruggs within two hours of the accident at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada showed he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.161 percent. The legal limit in Nevada is 0.08 percent.
Ruggs has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance resulting in death, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance resulting in death or substantial bodily harm, two counts of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm and possession of a gun under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
After his bail was set at $150,000 on Nov. 3, Ruggs was released into an electronic-monitoring program.
The Raiders released Ruggs mere hours after the wreck. He was in his second season with Las Vegas, which acquired him with the 12th selection in the 2020 NFL Draft after he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.27 seconds at the NFL Scouting Combine, the fastest time at the 2020 event.
In 20 NFL games, Ruggs had 50 receptions for 921 yards and four touchdowns, 12 rushing attempts for 65 yards, and 11 kickoff returns for 211 yards.
He will likely never get another chance in the league.
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