Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III will plead guilty in a 2021 high-speed crash that killed a woman, his attorneys said Tuesday.
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, NBC affiliate KSNV of Las Vegas reported.
His attorneys announced the change at a court appearance Tuesday, according to the station.
His attorneys, David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld, said in a statement that it was the “first step toward a fair resolution to this matter and we look forward to closure for all the parties involved.”
Henry Ruggs III drove 156 mph before fatal crash, police sayNov. 4, 202101:46
Ruggs was accused of driving a Corvette at 156 mph, with twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system, in the crash, which killed Tina Tintor, 23, and her dog.
Ruggs crashed into the back of Tintor’s Toyota RAV4 at 3:39 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2021.
Tintor's car caught fire. She died of thermal injuries, according to the medical examiner.
The Raiders dropped Ruggs, whom they drafted in the first round in 2020, soon after the crash.
Online court records show his next court date is May 10.