The legal drama surrounding former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs has taken another turn. Facing up to 50 years in prison following a crash that killed a 23-year-old woman by the name of Tina Tintor, the former first-round pick has been seen in court multiple times since the incident.
Released on bail with the condition that he would be on house arrest and partake in court-ordered alcohol testing, Ruggs could now be in some more hot water.
A Las Vegas judge on Wednesday ordered Henry Ruggs to appear in court early next week after learning he missed a required alcohol test. Ruggs’ lawyers told judge Suzan Baucum that he “self-tested” negative shortly after missing one of the calls for a breath test over the weekend. His attorney claims a dealy with testing equipment as the reason for the missed test.
Technically, this could very well be a violation of his release leading up to an expected trial on multiple felonies, including DUI resulting in death. If convicted on all charges, Henry Ruggs faces up to 50 years in prison. He was allegedly driving 156 miles per hour immediately ahead of the crash while sporting a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit in Nevada.
The evening of Ruggs’ arrest saw Las Vegas make the not-so-surprising decision to release the 2020 first-round pick. Ruggs ended up playing a mere 20 games with the team since it made him the No. 12 overall pick from the Crimson Tide that spring.