Henry Ruggs III accident latest – Horror video seen from ex-Las Vegas Raiders star's DUI crash as new charges announced

SHOCKING video footage shows former Las Vegas Raiders player Henry Ruggs III speeding not long before crashing into victim Tina Tintor's car.

Prosecutors claim that Ruggs III, 22, was twice the legal alcohol limit and was driving at 156 miles per hour when he reportedly attempted to slow down before skidding 570 feet and slamming Tintor's Toyota Rav 4.

Ruggs was initially charged with two felony charges of DUI and reckless driving resulting in death after the deadly car crash he was involved in.

Prosecutors also aim to charge Ruggs with a misdemeanor for a loaded gun that was allegedly found in his car. Ruggs could face up to 46 years in prison if convicted of all the charges.

“She was only 23 years old,” said Mary Vogle, a former co-worker or Tintor's, according to KTNV. “Didn’t even live half her life. And now it’s gone — taken away senselessly.”

Ruggs, 22, appeared in court Wednesday, where he was accused of driving while intoxicated and had a loaded illegal firearm at the time of the crash, which occurred in the central Las Vegas area at around 3am on Tuesday.

He is scheduled to return to court on November 10.

Read our Henry Ruggs live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'JUST STUNNING'

    "Both #Raiders 2020 first-rounds picks — Henry Ruggs and Damon Arnette — are no longer members of the franchise just 19 months after getting drafted due to off-the-field incidents," a sports writer noted on Twitter.

    "Just stunning."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    'SHE WAS ONLY 23 YEARS OLD'

    After Tina Tintor was killed in the crash, her loved ones spoke out.

    “She was only 23 years old,” said Mary Vogle, a former co-worker, said of the young woman, according to KTNV.

    “Didn’t even live half her life. And now it’s gone — taken away senselessly.”

    “Every time I look back and think about her, I just see her smile and I see good times,” said Ryder Hankins, who also previously worked with Tintor.

    "We would laugh in the check stands together. The unbearable eight-hour shifts — we would laugh and it would feel like nothing because she was there.”

  • Jocelyn Cook

    FELLOW RAIDERS PLAYER DARREN WALLER CALLS HENRY RUGGS CRASH 'SHOCKING'

    "Henry is somebody everybody liked," Darren Waller said Sunday after the Raiders lost to the New York Giants, according to TMZ.

    "Not just because he was the fastest person you've ever seen run on the field. But he was a good person and a respectful person."

    "It is shocking," Waller said of the situation with Ruggs. "And it does hurt a little bit."

  • Jocelyn Cook

    WHO IS DAMON ARNETTE?

    Damon Arnette was drafted by the Las Vegas Raiders in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft.

    Arnette played a total of 13 games with the team prior to being released on November 8, 2021.

    He was a professional cornerback for the Las Vegas Raiders NFL team, but was released from the team after an alleged video emerged that appears to show the football player allegedly threatening a person while carrying a gun.

    The player is reportedly facing a series of lawsuits, according to the NFL.

    The news of Arnette's release comes after the Raiders released 2020 first-round receiver Ruggs.

  • Jocelyn Cook

    ANOTHER RAIDERS STAR INVOLVED IN CRASH

    Damon Arnette hit a driver in October last year at around 65mph, according to court documents obtained by TMZ.

    The outlet reports that cornerback Arnette missed his turn into the Raiders' facility and was turning to make it when he allegedly hit his accuser.

    Pictures show damage to both cars.

    Arnette is accused of "illegally left the scene of the crash" in the lawsuit.

    Police records show he was cited after Arnette said he left the scene "because he was running late to a meeting at work", leaving a friend to provide his details.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT IS HENRY RUGGS’ NET WORTH?

    While it is unknown what Ruggs’ exact net worth is, it is estimated to be around $1million.

    After being drafted by the Raiders, the 22-year-old signed a four year, $16.6million contract which included a $9.6million signing bonus with all of it guaranteed.

    In 2021, Ruggs earned a base salary of $1,367,801, with a cap hit of $3,789,006 and a dead cap value of $13,640,421, according to Sportrac.

  • Jennifer Korn

    PLAYERS AND ALABAMA COACH OFFER SUPPORT, PART 3

    Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr publicly said he will always be there for Ruggs, and shared that the former star texted him the night of the fatal crash, hours before it happened.

    "He needs people to love him right now," said Carr. "He's probably feeling a certain type of way about himself right now. He needs to be loved. If no one else will do it, I'll do it."

  • Jennifer Korn

    PLAYERS AND ALABAMA COACH OFFER SUPPORT, PART 2

    New York Giants star Kadarius Toney stood up to those who are slamming Ruggs' for his involvement in the crash.

    “We young…..everybody make mistakes….y’all lookin at the situation like “this or that” kuz it ain’t y’all…having so much too say….he know he messed up don’t drag em for it……that’s goofy to me….just pray for the families involved,” Toney tweeted on Wednesday.

  • Jennifer Korn

    PLAYERS AND ALABAMA COACH OFFER SUPPORT TO HENRY RUGGS

    Raiders Quarterback Derek Carr, New York Giants star Kadarius Toney, and Alabama coach Nick Saban offered their support to former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs.

    "Our thoughts and prayers certainly go out to all involved in this tragic situation, especially the victims," Saban said Thursday, via The Tuscaloosa News. "Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with them. But our thoughts and prayers are also with Henry and his family."

    "These consequences are going to probably be pretty devastating to Henry. We love him. We're going to support him through it, but we also have a lot of compassion for the victims, and our thoughts and prayers are also with them," Saban added.

  • Jennifer Korn

    OUTRAGE OVER ‘SPEED KILLS’ T-SHIRTS, CONTINUED

    Henry Ruggs' t-shirts with the slogan "speed kills" on them have sparked outrage online after the footballer's deadly car crash.

    Some retailers such as Origishirt are selling the shirts with the quote emblazoned on the front.

    The cotton shirt can be brought from £14.99 ($20.48) and comes in different colors, styles, and sizes.

    One Twitter user uploaded a link to the site and commented: “Might be time to take these offline.”

    Others called for anyone who previously bought a t-shirt to burn it.

    Some sportswear brands including BreakingT have since removed the merchandise from their sites, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. 

  • Jennifer Korn

    OUTRAGE OVER 'SPEED KILLS' T-SHIRTS

    Social media users are calling for the merchandise with the slogan "Speed Kills" to be removed online.

    Journalist Hunter S. Thompson attributed the quote to the former owner and general manager of the Oakland Raiders Al Davis, according to the Focus.

    The exact quote is: "Speed kills. You can't teach speed. Everything else in the game can be taught but speed is a gift from God.

    It has been used recently when referring to Ruggs, who appeared to adopt the mantra.

    The athlete, renowned for his speed, was the fastest player at the 2020 NFL combine as he completed a 40-yard dash in 4.27-seconds.

  • Jennifer Korn

    TINA TINTOR'S MOM 'BEGGED' FRIEND TO CHECK ON DAUGHTER

    Tina Tintor's friend Bojana Filipovic learned of her best friend's tragic fate after Tinton's mother called her in tears, saying that her daughter had not made it back from dropping her home.

    "Her mom was calling me crying like, ‘Hey, can you check if that's her car. She wasn't coming home. She was supposed to wake up at 7 a.m. to run errands but she never got home with her dog,’" Filipovic said.

    She remembered Tintor as brilliant, intelligent and extremely charismatic. She reportedly had aspirations to pursue a career in computer programming.

  • Jennifer Korn

    RUGGS ALLEGEDLY YELLED AT HOSPITAL STAFF, CONTINUED

    The report by police further alleges that Ruggs tried to tear the IVs out of his arm.

    When hospital staff reportedly told Ruggs to stop, he yelled "Get me the **** out of here," the report said.

    Police said the former NFL star continued to yell from his bed and he refused to listen to hospital staff.

  • Jennifer Korn

    HENRY RUGGS ALLEGEDLY YELLED AT POLICE, HOSPITAL STAFF

    8 News Now obtained a report that claims Henry Ruggs refused to submit to blood work, and a judge approved a warrant for his blood test at the hospital.

    The report also reveals that when police tried to speak with Ruggs about the crash, he said “get him out of here."

    He also told the investigating officer that he did not remember what happened. The officer reported that Ruggs' speech was slurred and unresponsive.

  • Jennifer Korn

    LAS VEGAS RAIDERS FACED HOMOPHOBIA CONTROVERSY WEEKS AGO

    The crash occurred three weeks after Jon Gruden abruptly resigned as Raiders coach over emails he sent before being hired by the team in 2018.

    Gruden stepped down after The New York Times reported that he frequently used misogynistic and homophobic language in those emails directed at Commissioner Roger Goodell and others.

  • Jennifer Korn

    DESEAN JACKSON JOINING THE RAIDERS

    The Las Vegas Raiders have signed a new player after Henry Ruggs was released from the team.

    Receiver DeSean Jackson is signing with the Raiders, he told NFL reporter Josina Anderson, according to ESPN.

    Previously, he was a free agent.

  • Jennifer Korn

    VICTIM'S MOM RECOGNIZED BURNING CAR

    Tintor's mom told friends she has recognized her daughter's burning car on TV news reports.

    “Hey this could be her car, I checked the news,” Tina mother told her daughter's best friend Bojana Filipovic, who recalled the conversation in an interview with The Sun. 

    Tina's boyfriend has been left "crushed" by her loss, Filipovic said.

    On the night that Tintor would not make it home alive, she and Filipovic had been spending time together at a local park before bidding goodnight. 

    “I left her at 3.30 and she got into the crash 15 minutes later,” the mourning pal recalled. “We were just hanging out at the park and then going home.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT HAPPENED BEFORE THE CRASH

    The circumstances leading up to the crash remain under investigation, but a preliminary probe determined that Ruggs' Chevrolet crashed into the back of the Toyota at high speed.

    Newly released video footage shows flames engulfing the Toyota in the aftermath of the crash, as one person can be seen sitting down in the road and another by Ruggs' car.

    The driver of the Toyota was dead by the time police arrived on the scene.

  • Jennifer Korn

    GIANTS COACH BACKS UP KADARIUS TONEY

    Giants coach Joe Judge issued a statement on Thursday supporting the Toney after he tweeted in support of Ruggs and saying it's important to "make sure we articulate our words."

    He said: “What he tweeted out, I know where his heart was with that. I think sometimes it comes across that obviously you read it and you say OK this doesn’t really sound the right way.

    "I think it’s more about making sure we articulate our words .. We talked as a team yesterday about our prayers should be with everybody involved, and that’s the truth.

    “One thing I’ll tell you right now is KT’s a good kid. He’s a good dude, he really is, and he’s got a good heart. He’s a hard worker. He’s a team-first guy.

    “I think the important thing is we express our prayers are with everybody involved in this. It’s a terrible thing that happened."

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT WAS RUGGS’S BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT?

    Ruggs refused a breathalyzer test at the scene, police said, but later blood tests were taken at the hospital allegedly showed his intoxication levels of 0.161, more than double Nevada’s legal blood alcohol content.

    In court, prosecutors alleged the star was found to be illegally possessing a firearm.

  • Jennifer Korn

    RUGGS ORDERED TO STAY SOBER, FORBIDDEN FROM DRIVING

    Ruggs appeared in a wheelchair with a foam neck brace at an arraignment hearing on Wednesday.

    The judge set Ruggs’ bail at $150,000 with the highest level of electronic monitoring if he is released.

    He has been ordered to not drive, to abstain from alcohol and other controlled substances, and will surrender his passport.

    Tina’s devastated family members attended the court appearance and Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said he met them for the first time.

    “They’re torn apart,” he said. “This was a terrible, terrible collision, so they’re mourning their loss. They’re grieving. They’re mad.”

  • Jennifer Korn

    VIRAL VIDEO OF DAMON ARNETTE

    Damon Arnette was released from the Raiders after this video of him went viral:

  • Jennifer Korn

    HOW MANY PEOPLE DIE FROM DRINKING AND DRIVING?

    It has been reported that more than 10,000 people in the US die every year from incidents of drunk driving.

    That equates to one drunk driving fatality every 52 minutes, according to the NHTSA.

    About one third of traffic deaths are caused by drunk driving.

    Driving impaired is illegal in all 50 US states.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHAT IS THE LEGAL LIMIT?

    In Nevada, drivers with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher are considered impaired by law.

    It is illegal for underage (under 21) drivers to have any concentration of alcohol in their system, even if below the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

  • Jennifer Korn

    WHO IS RUGGS' DAUGHTER?

    When the 22-year-old Las Vegas Raiders star is not on the field, he can be found at home with his girlfriend and daughter.

    On May 7, 2020, Ruggs and Washington welcomed their first daughter, Kenzli Re'Nai.

    While baby Kenzli is only one year old, she is already a star on her father's Instagram page.

    He can often been seen sharing family pictures of her and Washington to his 455,000 followers.

    Outside of being known as their daughter, not much additional information is available on the tike due to her age.

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