Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a car crash earlier this month that resulted in the death of at least one person as well as a dog. He'll be facing charges, and is facing decades in prison if convicted. Not long after the news broke, the Raiders cut ties with him.
And the details surrounding the accident are extremely difficult to read or even comprehend. According to police, Ruggs was traveling at 156 MPH in a residential area with a blood alcohol level over twice that of the legal limit. Additionally, his girlfriend was with him in the car, along with a loaded gun. He's been formally charged with four felonies as well as a misdemeanor.
The identity of the woman who died has been released. She was 23 year old Tina Tintor, a Target employee who was born in Serbia and immigrated to the US as a young child and was on the verge of getting her US citizenship. And as if her loss wasn't tragic enough, her three year old golden retriever named Maxie also perished in the crash when the Toyota Rav4 they were in burst into flames after the crash.
And now, he's added to the controversy. He was spotted by fans Tuesday night playing in an NBA 2k game not long after posting $150,000 bail:
How tragic that he's still enjoying his life while his reckless decision has cost a young woman and her pet their lives.