Former Raiders wide receiver, Henry Ruggs III, has been sentenced to a period of 3 to 10 years in prison due to his involvement in a fatal DUI crash that took place in Las Vegas.
Ruggs was operating his vehicle at a staggering speed of 156 mph while under the influence, with a blood-alcohol level of 0.16%. This reckless driving resulted in a collision with another car, tragically leading to the loss of Tina Tintor's life along with her dog on Nov. 2, 2021
Subsequently, Ruggs entered a guilty plea for charges including DUI resulting in death and misdemeanor manslaughter, culminating in his prison sentence.
The fiery crash, caused by Ruggs' high-speed Corvette, led to the untimely passing of 23-year-old Tina Tintor.
In a statement issued by his attorneys, Ruggs expressed genuine remorse and a commitment to making positive contributions to his community.
Ruggs chose to reach a plea agreement with the Clark County District Attorney’s Office, thereby averting a trial. He will be eligible for parole after serving a minimum of three years.
Despite efforts to contest certain evidence, the fact that Ruggs had a remarkably high blood-alcohol level (0.16%) was acknowledged in court, significantly influencing the case's final outcome.
As Tina Tintor's family grieves her loss, it's a poignant reminder that her bright future in computer programming, along with her aspirations of obtaining U.S. citizenship as a Serbian immigrant, were tragically curtailed.
Initially drafted by the Raiders in 2020, Ruggs' NFL career came to a sorrowful conclusion as he was released shortly after the devastating incident.