Video of former NFL wide receiver Henry Ruggs III training on a soccer subject that appeared on Sunday throughout TikTok, Instagram and Twitter predates the ex-Alabama standout’s present authorized issues.
The video, typically offered with a caption corresponding to “Henry Ruggs is back to training,” sparked puzzlement and outrage as a result of Ruggs was speculated to be in Las Vegas in an electronic-monitoring program whereas awaiting the following courtroom motion in his case.
The State of Nevada contends Ruggs was at fault in a deadly crash that occurred at 3:39 am Nov. 2 on South Rainbow Boulevard close to its intersection with South Spring Valley Parkway in Las Vegas. That is when a Corvette pushed by Ruggs struck a Toyota RAV4 pushed by Tina Tintor, a 23-year-old Las Vegas resident. Ella Tintor and her canine had been killed within the crash.
Ruggs has been charged with driving inebriated and/or managed or prohibited substance leading to demise, driving inebriated and/or managed or prohibited substance leading to demise or substantial bodily hurt, two counts of reckless driving leading to demise or substantial bodily hurt and possession of a gun inebriated or medicine.
Whereas Ruggs acquired courtroom permission on March 16 to attend twice-a-week coaching, this video shouldn’t be from that. The courtroom allowed Ruggs to coach at Section 1 Sports activities in Las Vegas from 11 am to 2 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays and ordered modifications to the electronic-monitoring program to allow the exercise.
The video making the rounds this weekend was shot whereas Ruggs was engaged on a video for Adidas titled “5 Conditioning Drills with Henry Ruggs.” The video was shot on the soccer subject at Larger Atlanta Christian Faculty in Norcross, Georgia, throughout the offseason after Ruggs’ NFL rookie season.
“It’s unlucky and mean-spirited that such a speculative reporting happens,” the legislation agency of Chesnoff and Schonfeld instructed the Las Vegas Assessment-Journal in an announcement posted on Monday evening. “It does actual hurt to all folks impacted by the case.”
Ruggs continues to be awaiting his preliminary listening to. The courtroom motion had been set for March 10, however has been rescheduled to Could 19, June 2, June 16 and Sept. 7 earlier than being pushed again to Oct. 12 earlier this month.
Regulation-enforcement authorities say Ruggs’ Corvette was touring at 156 mph 2.5 seconds earlier than affect and 127 mph on the time of a collision. The LVMPD used knowledge from the automobile’s airbag management module to seek out these speeds.
The Clark County Workplace of the Coroner decided Tintor died from “thermal accidents attributable to a motor-vehicle collision.”
The Coroner’s Workplace additionally decided that vital situations contributing to Tintor’s demise “had been inhalation of merchandise of combustion, fractures of the nasal bones, right-sided ribs and left forearm, and a left hemothorax.” (A hemothorax is a set of blood within the house between the chest wall and the lung.)
The Las Vegas police division reported exams on Ruggs at College Medical Middle of Southern Nevada inside two hours of the accident confirmed he had a blood-alcohol degree of 0.161 %. The authorized restrict in Nevada is 0.08 %.
After his bail was set at $150,000 on Nov. 3, Ruggs was launched into an electronic-monitoring program. The usage of SCRAM know-how can be a situation of Ruggs’ bail. SCRAM stands for safe steady distant alcohol monitoring.
Abstinence from alcohol was a situation of Ruggs’ launch from jail, and he was ordered to put on a SCRAM ankle machine on Nov. 22. Initially, he had been ordered to undergo alcohol breath exams 4 instances every day with a hand-held monitor, however the situations modified when he missed a take a look at on Nov. 13.
The Raiders launched Ruggs on the identical day that the wreck occurred. Ruggs was in his second season with Las Vegas, which acquired him with the twelfth choice within the 2020 NFL Draft after he ran the 40-yard sprint in 4.27 seconds on the NFL Scouting Mix, the quickest time at that yr’s occasion.
A prep star at Lee Excessive Faculty in Montgomery, Ruggs caught 40 passes for 746 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2019 for Alabama and had 98 receptions for 1,716 yards and 24 touchdowns in three seasons with the Crimson Tide.
In 20 NFL video games, Ruggs had 50 receptions for 921 yards and 4 touchdowns, 12 speeding makes an attempt for 65 yards and 11 kickoff returns for 211 yards.
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Mark Inabinett is a sports activities reporter for the Alabama Media Group. Comply with him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.