Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruges III will plead guilty to a 2021 high-speed crash that took the life of a woman, his attorneys said Tuesday.
NBC affiliate KSNV in Las Vegas reported that Ruggs will plead guilty to a felony count of DUI resulting in death and manslaughter, which carries a prison sentence of three to 10 years.
His lawyers announced the change during their court appearance on Tuesday, according to the station.
His attorney, David Z. Chesnov and Richard Schonfeld said in a statement that this was “the first step towards a fair resolution of this matter and we look forward to closing all parties involved.”
Roggs was accused of driving a Corvette at 156 mph, with twice the legal limit for 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 AM on November 2, 2021.
Tenor’s car caught fire. She died of thermal injuries, according to the coroner.
The Raiders dropped Ruggs, who were drafted in the first round in 2020, shortly after the collapse.
Online court records show his next court date is May 10.