Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs pleaded guilty Tuesday for a DUI crash that resulted in the death of a 23-year-old Tina Tintor. Ruggs admitted to driving speeds of 156 mph while maintaining a blood alcohol level that is double the legal limit in Nevada. Ruggs faces three to 10 years in prison with charges of one count of driving under the influence resulting in death and one count of vehicular manslaughter.
The case now moves to the 8th Judicial District Court for hearing.
Police say Ruggs, 22 years old at the time reached speeds of 156 mph while drunk driving in the Las Vegas’ west valley of The Strip in the early morning of November 1, 2021. His Corvette Stingray collided with the victim’s car at the top speed. Tintor and her dog, Max, did not survive the crash. His girlfriend, Kiara Je’nai Kilgo Washington, was also in the crashed but survived.
Ruggs’ wrongdoing resulted in his immediate release from the Raiders’ organization. He posted bond for $150,000 shortly after his detainment. Since then, he has been on house arrest with a GPS monitor on one ankle and a alcohol monitor on the other.
Last year, the former Raider was granted permission to leave home confinement to work out three a day at the training facility in Las Vegas Valley.
Ruggs was drafted out of the University of Alabama by the Las Vegas Raiders with the 12th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. In two seasons with the Raiders, he amassed 921 yards and four touchdowns on 50 catches in 20 games played.
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