Sports personalities who fell foul of the law
Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III to plead guilty in 2021 deadly crash
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Former Las Vegas Raiders star wide receiver Henry Ruggs III—the 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft—was involved in a serious car accident in Las Vegas in the early hours of November 2, 2021, which left a 23-year-old woman and her dog dead. According to TMZ, the then 22-year-old athlete was traveling at "a high rate of speed" with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system before he veered into the right lane of a three-lane road and slammed into the back of a Toyota, which trapped the other driver in her seat so she was unable to escape as flames engulfed her car. Ruggs, who had non-life-threatening injuries, was released from the Raiders and hit with two felony charges.
On May 2 it was announced that Ruggs will plead guilty to a felony count of DUI resulting in death and misdemeanor manslaughter, which will carry a sentence of three to 10 years in prison, his attorneys said, per NBC. The attorneys added that it was the “first step toward a fair resolution to this matter and we look forward to closure for all the parties involved.”
New headlines every month underline the trials and tribulations many sporting personalities face throughout their careers, and sometimes into retirement. Click through this gallery to find out which other sports stars have been accused or convicted of foul play.
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