Former NFL star Henry Ruggs has been sentenced to 3-to-10 years in jail over the 2021 automobile crash that resulted within the loss of life of 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her canine.
The ex-Raiders vast receiver realized his destiny simply minutes in the past inside a packed Las Vegas courtroom.
Ruggs, 24, confirmed as much as the Wednesday morning proceedings in a navy go well with and tie … and issued an apology to Tintor’s household proper on the outset of the listening to.
“To the dad and mom and household of Ms. Tintor, I sincerely apologize for the ache and struggling my actions the morning of Nov. 2, 2021 have brought about you, your loved ones and people who knew Ms. Tina and Max,” he mentioned.
“I let my household, my teammates and people who believed in me down with my actions and harm so many.”
He added that there was “no excuse” for his actions.
An announcement from Tintor’s household was additionally learn contained in the courtroom … earlier than the decide made her ruling. Ruggs was then instantly remanded into custody.
Ruggs was initially dealing with greater than 50 years behind bars within the case after authorities accused him of drunkenly slamming his Corvette into the again of Tintor’s Rav-4 in Vegas … killing her and her golden retriever.
However, the previous soccer participant reached a deal with prosecutors again in Might, agreeing to plead responsible to at least one felony depend of DUI leading to loss of life and one misdemeanor depend of vehicular manslaughter in alternate for a jail sentence that might not exceed 3-to-10 years.
Ruggs, who will now be eligible for parole following his third yr in jail, was picked by the Raiders within the first spherical of the 2020 NFL Draft … and had began 19 video games in his two seasons with the group. The org. launched him following the accident.