The Raiders have made their final decision on wide receiver Henry Ruggs.
On Tuesday, Henry Ruggs’ life was turned upside down when he was involved in an automobile accident that killed a 23-year-old woman. According to authorities, the wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders was “drunk” at the time of the incident and was later charged with a DUI that resulted in death. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Ruggs and his 22-year-old girlfriend, who was in the car he was driving, were brought to University Medical Center Trauma with “severe” injuries, but the wide receiver was finally booked into Clark County Detention Center.
Ruggs could face two to 20 years in prison, fines ranging from $2,000 to $5,000, and a three-year driver’s license suspension, according to Tashan Reed of The Athletic. The Raiders have had a lot of eyes on them to see how they would handle this scenario. The franchise has decided to move on from the 2020 first-round pick rather than wait for the legal process to conclude. Ruggs has been released by the Raiders, the organization announced late Tuesday.
WR Henry Ruggs III has been released by the Las Vegas Raiders.
November 3, 2021 — Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders)
The NFL would have likely punished the wide receiver or placed him on the commissioner’s exempt list, so this news isn’t surprising. Ruggs is a talented player, but given the circumstances, there was absolutely no way the team could move on with him.
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Is Ruggs’ career coming to an end?
Ruggs’ decision to drive while inebriated will undoubtedly pay him dearly. According to several accounts, he had no red flags when he first entered the NFL. Ruggs was a player with “excellent character,” according to Nick Saban, who coached him at Alabama. Ruggs’ involvement in something like this could not have been predicted by even the most pessimistic team.
Although the legal process must be completed, the wide receiver’s career could be gone before it has even begun. Donte Stallworth is a player who has been elevated in light of Ruggs’ circumstances. The former Cleveland Browns wide receiver was arrested and accused with DUI manslaughter in 2009. He… Nokia News – Quick Recap.