NFL Team Drops Hammer on Accused Player

NFL Team Drops Hammer on Accused Player

( – Typically the NFL only lets go of players after their time has “passed,” or when an individual isn’t valuable to their team anymore. Some players go their entire careers never switching teams. Henry Ruggs of the Las Vegas Raiders isn’t likely to have such luck.

Ruggs was involved in a car accident after going 156 miles per hour. The former Raiders star was driving his Chevrolet Corvette with his girlfriend when he veered into the right lane and slammed into the back of another car, killing 23-year-old Tina Tintor.

Tintor’s Toyota Rav4 burst into flames, trapping the young woman, who authorities declared dead on the scene. Ruggs remained at the site, where authorities mentioned that he appeared to be inebriated. Eric Bauman, Chief Deputy District Attorney, noted that there was a loaded gun in the Corvette and that Ruggs’ blood alcohol content (BAC) was more than double the legal limit.

Both Ruggs and his girlfriend received treatment for their injuries at a nearby hospital. The Tintor family was left to mourn the life of a young woman who died too soon.

Late November 2, the Las Vegas Raiders made an announcement that changed Ruggs’ life forever: They released him from the team. Ruggs faces a felony DUI resulting in death and another felony for reckless driving.

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