11:50 p.m.: The Raiders announced they have released Ruggs.
The Las Vegas Raiders have released WR Henry Ruggs III.— Las Vegas Raiders (@Raiders) November 3, 2021
3:02 p.m.: The NFL and Raiders released statements Tuesday afternoon.
NFL spokesman on Henry Ruggs:— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 2, 2021
“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim of this horrific tragedy. We will continue to gather facts and monitor the matter under our policies, but our thoughts at this time are with those impacted by this devastating incident.”
November 2, 2021
1:55 p.m.: Las Vegas Metro Police announced that Ruggs is going to be charged with DUI resulting in death. NRS 484C.430 in the penal code provides for a minimum of two years in state prison and a maximum of 20 years.
Metro police confirms Henry Ruggs was involved in crash. Says he stayed on the scene and had non-life threatening injuries. Will be charged with DUI resulting in death. #vegas #raiders pic.twitter.com/zmbkYi5SoL— Mick Akers (@mickakers) November 2, 2021
1:30 p.m.: TMZ is reporting that a source connected to Ruggs said he is “expected to be OK.” The source did not specify the condition of other people involved in the crash.
TMZ is reporting that Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a serious car accident on Tuesday morning in Las Vegas. The accident happened at “around 3:40 a.m.” and Ruggs’ condition is unknown. TMZ’s report includes a photo of the scene of the accident.
8 News Now in Las Vegas is offering more details on the accident. They make no mention of Ruggs or anybody else involved in what they described as a “fiery accident.” The report notes that “Metro police called fatal investigators to the scene but have not confirmed any injuries or fatalities.”
The Raiders were on bye this past week and are scheduled to travel to New Jersey to face the New York Giants in Week 9.
More to come on this developing story.