Back in November of 2021, former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was arrested after hitting and killing 23-year-old Tina Tintor while she was in her car, along with her dog.
He was going 156 mph at the time, and it was later revealed that he had a blood alcohol content of .161.
Ruggs was arrested on charges of DUI of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance, resulting in substantial bodily harm; and reckless driving with death or substantial bodily harm.
His bail was set at $150,000, and he was ordered to stay away from alcohol or other controlled substances during his time out of jail, and he also was ordered to not drive and surrender his passport.
He could’ve faced up to 20 years in prison.
With that being said, Ruggs has waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and will plead guilty to one count of DUI resulting in death and one count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter, according to ESPN.
According to a plea agreement that was presented today in the Las Vegas justice court, Ruggs will serve three to 10 years in the Nevada state prison.
The case will now move to the eighth Judicial District Court for a May 10th hearing, where he is expected to plead guilty.
The charges dropped as part of the plea deal include one count of DUI causing substantial harm regarding his passenger, and two counts or reckless driving.
Ruggs’ attorneys, David Z. Chesnoff and Richard A. Schonfeld, said in a statement:
“This is the first step toward a fair resolution to this matter and we look forward to closure for all the parties involved.”