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Many NFL players have seen their careers end prematurely due to injury during their playing days.
Henry James Ruggs III (born January 24, 1999) is an American football wide receiver who is a free agent. He was a three-sport athlete in high school and played college foot-ball at Alabama. Ruggs was the fastest player at the 2020 NFL combine. And was selected by the Las Vegas Raiders with the twelfth pick in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
After playing foot-ball in high school and college, Henry Ruggs failed to make the NFL's opening day roster in 1984. A few years later he majored in political science at the University of Nevada Las Vegas and then went into teaching. Ruggs began teaching in North Las Vegas, but left in 1988 to be the defensive coordinator under John Robinson at the University of Nebraska.
During his second NFL season, Ruggs was charged with driving under the influence. After he was involved in a crash that killed a 23-year-old woman and her dog, on November 2, 2021. The Raiders released Ruggs later that day. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Henry Ruggs was a cornerback at University of Miami and the New York Jets. He finished his career with 26 interceptions and 12 sacks. He was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and was released from the NFL in 2007 at the age of 28.
Attorneys for former Raiders player Henry Ruggs III are fighting to keep his medical records out of the hands of prosecutors. Charging him with driving under the influence in a fiery crash that killed a woman and cost Ruggs his NFL job. (Source: www.nfl.com)
Henry Ruggs had a dream, to play in the NFL. One day he was playing in a backyard foot-ball game. And a kid who was watching told him he would make it his whole life. At the time Ruggs was a firefighter in Las Vegas and living in poverty. However, when reaching that goal by playing in the NFL seemed impossible. He wrote a reminder on his hotel room wall, “This is a reminder to keep fighting” and said his goodbyes.
The Raiders released Ruggs, a first-round new pick in the 2020 new out of Alabama, less than 24 hours after the crash. He posted $150,000 bail and is on house arrest with strict conditions that include an ankle monitor and daily alcohol tests. (Source: www.espn.com)
The crash occurred at an estimated speed of 100 mph.
LAS VEGAS -- Prosecutors are entitled to blood test results as they pursue four felony drunken driving charges. Against former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III. But they cannot ask doctors what Ruggs said in the aftermath of his predawn fiery car crash on Nov. 2 or his injuries suffered in it, a Las Vegas judge said Thursday. (Source:www.espn.com)
What was he thinking?
Tina Tintor, 23, of Las-Vegas, “died from thermal injuries due to a motor vehicle collision on Nov. 2,” according to a statement from Clark County Coroner Melanie Rouse that was let go through a county spokesperson. (Source: thespun.com)
He is best known as the infamous football athelete who killed his baby son while driving drunk. And then was sentenced to lesser prison time after a plea bargain. He was let go in 2016, and's since been playing for the Los Angeles Rams. He even was able to make a comeback, and is now playing for the Birmingham Iron in the American Alliance of Football.
Raiders owner Mark Davis attended Tintor's funeral. (Source: www.espn.com)