Former Alabama Receiver Henry Ruggs III Charged with DUI in Fatal Crash

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By WVUA 23 Digital Reporter Hunter De Siver

Former University of Alabama superstar and current Las Vegas Raider Henry Ruggs III is facing charges for driving under the influence in an early-morning wreck that left a woman dead and Ruggs and a passenger in his car injured.

The wreck happened just before 3:40 a.m. several miles west of the Las Vegas Strip. Ruggs was charged with a DUI resulting in death after he and his passenger were taken to a nearby hospital and treated for their injuries.

Ruggs was a first-round pick and the first receiver taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. After a rookie year of injuries, he was starting to show improvement throughout this season.

Throughout his football career, Ruggs has dedicated his weekly performances to Rod Scott, a friend who died from injuries he sustained in a car crash back in 2016.

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