Henry Ruggs is expected to appear in court this week to be sentenced for a fatal DUI crash that left a 23-year-old woman dead. He faces three to 10 years in a Nevada state prison and is due to be sentenced on Aug. 9th.
He has been under house arrest with alcohol and location electronic monitoring devices until his sentencing, but he has also been somewhere else leading up to this week.
David Charns of 8 News Now reported that Ruggs spent a month at a mental health facility following his role in a fatal car crash. The former WR was at a facility for PTSD treatment after driving under the influence in a wreck that killed a 23-year-old woman.
His lawyers, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, claimed Ruggs spent 28 days at a Newport Beach treatment center in 2022. They stated he experienced enhanced trauma on account of his best friend dying in a car crash as a teenager.
The in-patient’s clinical director said Ruggs was “fully engaged in the treatment process and made steady progress with his treatment team.”
Ruggs was accused of driving up to 156 miles per hour down residential streets while having a blood-alcohol content of 0.16 percent (twice the legal limit), at the time of a crash that resulted in the deaths of a 23-year-old woman, Tina Tintor, and her dog in November 2021.
He was released by the Raiders in the immediate wake of the charges.
It likely doesn’t matter if he gets a short sentence or not, he is unlikely to ever get another shot in the NFL.
Ruggs, who played at Alabama, was the Raiders’ first draft pick after they arrived in Las Vegas. He was taken 12th overall in 2020 and played 20 games for the franchise.
In the 2021 season, Ruggs had 24 receptions, 469 receiving yards, and two touchdowns in seven games.
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