An NFL player kills a 23-year-old girl after crashing with her car while drunk and at 251 km / h

November 4, 2021

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Very unpleasant event with a player of the NFL. Henry Ruggs III was involved in an accident where a person died, as reported by the Metropolitan Police Department from Las Vegas. He played for the local team, Raiders, who have already fired the 22-year-old. He was driving while intoxicated and at a speed of 251 km / h, according to the first reports. The victim was Tina Tintor, a 23-year-old woman who was returning home and was assaulted.

The NFL player crashed his Chevrolet Corvette at high speed against the rear of a Toyota Rav4 on a busy street in a residential area, west of the touristy Las Vegas area. The woman in the other vehicle died with her dog when the car exploded in flames. Ruggs was arrested and the Raiders announced the termination of his contract within hours.

Ruggs III is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol resulting in death and reckless driving. He could go to jail for up to 26 years, since the first charge is punishable by 2 to 20 years in prison, in addition to 6 for the second charge. The Prosecutor’s Office has reduced the payment of the bail from one million to 150,000 dollars under strict conditions such as confinement at home, electronic monitoring, driving ban and having to surrender your passport.

This is how Ruggs’ career is going in a team that I trust him from the beginning, as he was part of the first round selection in 2020 at the request of the owner Mark Davis. “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to collect facts and monitor the matter under our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those impacted by this devastating incident,” wrote in a statement the NFL.

From controversy to controversy

Las Vegas Raiders does not stop experiencing unpleasant situations. “I have resigned as head coach. I love the Raiders and I don’t want to be a distraction. Thank you to all the players, assistants, staff, fans of the raider nation. I’m so sorry, I never meant to hurt anyone,” he wrote. Jon Gruden on the account of Twitter of the NFL team. The technician has been accused of racism, homophobia and machismo for the leak of some emails that he revealed The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times.

Gruden was also accused of using a homophobic slur to describe the NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell, as well as using a similar comment on Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team in 2014. It’s even more curious because the Raiders currently employ the only openly gay North American league active player, Carl Nassib. The manager was working as a commentator at the time before joining the Raiders by signing a 10-year, $ 100 million deal in 2018.

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