Kyle Shanahan Uses Henry Ruggs’ Accident as a Teaching Tool for 49ers Players.
San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters at the team’s facility on Wednesday, November 3 that he did not address the team as a whole, but rather spoke to individual players about the fatal vehicle accident involving former Las Vegas Raiders WR Henry Ruggs III.
Shanahan stated, “I talked to individuals individually because it’s such a big event and it’s such a tragedy and it’s such a horrible thing to watch.” “We went through the draft process with (Ruggs) a year ago, and I think a lot of folks knew him, but I think we had the same reaction as probably everyone else on the planet when we saw anything like that.”
“It makes you sick to your stomach on both sides, and it’s something that happens far too often in this world, and everyone can’t seem to learn enough about why it might end so quickly.”
Ruggs ran a 4.27-second 40-yard sprint at the NFL combine in 2020, making him the fastest athlete there. The Raiders selected the University of Alabama product 12th overall in that year’s draft, while the 49ers selected Brandon Aiyuk, a wideout from the same school, with the 25th overall pick.
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New information about the crash continues to emerge.
Ruggs was driving 156 miles per hour two seconds before impact, according to Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Katelyn Newberg, with a blood alcohol content of “more than twice the legal limit” in Nevada “and a loaded gun was found in the car,” according to Clark County, Nevada prosecutor Eric Bauman.
Ruggs, 22, “showed signs of impairment” when investigators arrived on the scene, according to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department.
Ruggs’ green Corvette sped up to 127 mph after ramming into the back of a Toyota RAV4, rupturing the fuel tank and setting it on fire, according to air bag computer statistics obtained by ESPN. According to the Las Vegas Sun, the Toyota’s 23-year-old driver, Tina O. Tintor of Las Vegas, and her dog died at the site after “at least three bystanders” were unable to help Tintor escape the burning vehicle. Nokia News – Quick Recap