Ex-Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs enters prison to serve sentence

Posted at 6:10 PM, August 21, 2023

By: Rachel Zalucki

LAS VEGAS (Scripps News Las Vegas) — Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs was booked into High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs on Monday.

The 24-year-old will be serving a 3-to-10-year sentence in prison in connection to a fatal DUI that killed a 23-year-old woman and her dog in November 2023.

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Ruggs was facing charges of DUI resulting in death and two counts of reckless driving after he crashed into another car after “driving drunk at 156 mph,” according to prosecutors. A blood test would also later show that Ruggs’ blood-alcohol limit was twice the legal limit, which is 0.16 in Nevada, during the time of the crash.

Ruggs accepted a plea deal in the case in May, which reduced his sentence related to the DUI charge to “at least 3 years.”

He will also be serving anywhere from 1-6 years for felony reckless driving.

This story was originally published by Scripps News Las Vegas, an E.W. Scripps Company.