Henry Ruggs Pleads Guilty, Potential Sentence Revealed

Henry Ruggs is taking a plea deal.

BYAlexander Cole
Former Las Vegas Raiders Wide Receiver Henry Ruggs III Ordered to Appear In Court Following Fatal DUI Crash

If you remember, back in November of 2021, former Las Vegas Raiders star Henry Ruggs II found himself in a horrific situation. Although it was his fault that the situation happened, there is no doubt that fans were shocked. Ruggs ended up killing a woman and her dog after speeding in his Corvette. At the time of the crash, Ruggs was going 156 MPH which is insane speed. Additionally, he had twice the legal limit of alcohol in his system. Needless to say, the Raiders were quick to cut him from the roster.

Since that time, Henry Ruggs has been in and out of court in relation to the case. He had been facing four felony charges, as well as one misdemeanor, according to TMZ. Now, however, Ruggs has entered a plea deal in which many of his charges have been dropped. Instead, he has simply pleaded guilty to "one felony count of DUI resulting in death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter."

Henry Ruggs Will Be Going To Prison

Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III makes an initial appearance in Las Vegas Justice Court on November 3, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ruggs is facing charges relating to a fiery vehicle crash early Tuesday in Las Vegas that left a woman dead and Ruggs and his female passenger injured. The photo is taken through a glass window. (Photo by Steve Marcus-Pool/Getty Images)

With this plea deal, Henry Ruggs could get anywhere from three to 10 years in prison. However, the judge could end up deciding to overrule the plea deal. If this were to happen, Ruggs could decide to plead not guilty. Subsequently, there would be a trial, however, that seems fairly unlikely at this point. No matter what, this is a massive update in a case that has gone on for a year and a half.

Overall, this pretty well spells the end of Ruggs and his NFL career. However, for the family of the victim, that is the least of their concerns. Let us know what you think of this update, in the comments down below. Additionally, stay tuned to HNHH for the latest news and information from around the sports world.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.