LAS VEGAS (Scripps News Las Vegas) — Ex-NFL wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is expected to plead guilty to DUI resulting in death and vehicular manslaughter Wednesday.
Last week, Ruggs appeared before a judge with his attorney in Regional Justice Court to announce his plea and waive his right to a preliminary hearing. The plea was initially scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 9, but proceedings were rescheduled for the following day.
The charges are related to a fatal DUI crash involving Ruggs in November 2021 that killed 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog. According to an arrest report, Ruggs was reportedly driving under the influence at 127 mph when he collided with Tintor, causing her vehicle to catch on fire.
Ruggs was a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders at the time of the crash and was cut from the team shortly after.
Ruggs did not surrender during the hearing, and the case will now be heading to the 8th Judicial District Court.
This story was originally published by KTNV in Las Vegas, an E.W. Scripps Company.