Derek Carr and Rich Bisaccia of the Raiders respond to Henry Ruggs’ news.
The Las Vegas Raiders released Henry Ruggs, the 2020 first-round draft pick, just hours after word came that he had been charged with DUI in the murder of Tina O. Tintor, a 23-year-old woman, and her dog. On Wednesday, the wide receiver appeared in court, where prosecutor Eric Bauman revealed numerous information about the vehicle accident. According to Katelyn Newberg of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the prosecutor stated in court that Ruggs was speeding at 156 mph before slowing down to 127 mph when the airbags were deployed.
Ruggs faces a lengthy legal battle, but the Raiders must move on and play football. The squad is still reeling from head coach Jon Gruden’s dismissal and now has to deal with a much more serious scenario. Quarterback Derek Carr has guided the team through a number of adversity, but this could be his biggest test yet. Since he was drafted, he had built a great bond with Ruggs, and the news crushed him.
“This year has been an emotional roller coaster for me,” Carr told reporters on Wednesday. “My heart goes out so much, and I’m trying to say it with a straight face because I’ve already been emotional about everything, but to the family and to all the families involved, and I’m trying to say it with a straight face because I’ve already been emotional about every aspect of this.” Nobody likes to watch something like this happen, whether it’s a football player or not. To be honest, it broke my wife’s and my hearts.”
When the Raiders face the New York Giants on Sunday, they won’t have time to process the situation. After Gruden’s resignation, the squad rallied and won a close game against the Denver Broncos in Week 6. This team’s tenacity will be put to the ultimate test on Sunday.
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