Prior to receiving his prison sentence on Wednesday morning, Henry Ruggs III delivered a sincere apology to Tina Tintor’s family, expressing remorse, regret, and hope that the court’s decision could offer some sort of closure.
The former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver, who had previously pleaded guilty to charges, was sentenced to 3-10 years as part of his plea agreement.
On the night of November 2, 2021, Ruggs was found to be driving with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit when he crashed into Tina’s car, resulting in the death of both Tina and her dog.
The collision occurred when Ruggs was driving at a staggering speed of 156 miles per hour. Prior to being sentenced, Ruggs issued a heartfelt apology to Tina’s family, acknowledging the pain and suffering they have endured.
“I sincerely apologize for my actions the morning of Nov. 2, 2021,” he read. “My actions are not a true reflection of me.”
Video: Henry Ruggs issued an apology this morning to Tina Tintor's family for the pain and suffering they have endured.
"I let my family, my teammates and those who believed in me down with my actions and hurt so many."
(video via @reviewjournal)
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He expressed deep remorse for his actions and acknowledged that they do not represent his true character. Additionally, Ruggs acknowledged that his actions not only let down his family and teammates but also caused harm to many others.
Despite the gravity of the situation, Ruggs expressed his hope that his guilty plea and subsequent sentence would mark the start of his own healing process, while also acknowledging the full responsibility of his actions.
Attorney David Chesnoff emphasized on Ruggs’ behalf that he fully accepts the consequences of his actions.
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