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Raiders release Henry Ruggs after fatal crash

Updated November 2, 2021 - 9:17 pm

The Raiders have released wide receiver Henry Ruggs, the club announced on Tuesday night.

Ruggs was charged with DUI resulting in death and reckless driving in a fiery car accident that took the life of a 23-year-old woman early Tuesday morning.

The Raiders made the announcement in a one-sentence statement that ended the career of a player they drafted 12th overall in 2020 and who has two years and a fifth-year club option remaining on his rookie contract.

“The Las Vegas Raiders have released WR Henry Ruggs III.”

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