Former Raiders wide receiver to plead guilty in fatal car crash

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Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs will plead guilty in a fatal DUI crash from November 2021, his lawyers confirmed to USA TODAY Sports.

‘This is the first step toward a fair resolution to this matter and we look forward to closure for all the parties involved,’ Ruggs’ attorneys David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld said in a statement obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

Ruggs will plead guilty to one count of DUI resulting in death and one count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. He will reportedly serve three to 10 years in the Nevada state prison.

Ruggs was accused of driving under the influence and causing a high-speed crash that killed 23-year-old Tina O. Tintor and her dog. Police say Ruggs, 24, was driving drunk and reached speeds of 156 mph in Las Vegas in the early morning hours of Nov. 2, 2021, when his Corvette hit Tintor’s Toyota RAV4. Tintor and her dog burned to death, a coroner ruled in December 2021.

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The Raiders released Ruggs soon after the fatal crash. Ruggs was drafted out of Alabama by the Raiders in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft.

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