Former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was sentenced to a minimum of three years and a maximum of ten years in state prison after he agreed to plead guilty to a pair of charges following a fiery 2021 crash that killed a woman and her dog.
He was reportedly driving as fast as 156 MPH with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit when his Chevrolet Corvette struck and killed Tina Tintor.
Ruggs agreed to plead guilty to charges of DUI resulting in death and vehicular manslaughter. In exchange, additional charges against him were dismissed.
After the announcement, it would be revealed that Ruggs has to serve at least three years and will not be given credit for the time he served while on house arrest.
Ruggs said his actions also let down his family and those who believed in him and he plans to bring awareness to the dangers of drinking and driving.
“My guilty plea will allow me to begin the healing process.”
In the 2021 season, Ruggs had 24 receptions, 469 receiving yards, and two touchdowns in seven games. He would be released on November 2, 2021, following allegations of driving under the influence that led to a fatality. His two-season stint with the Raiders totaled 20 games, 1,197 all-purpose yards, and four touchdowns.
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