Henry Ruggs III, the Raiders' star wide receiver and 12th overall pick in 2020 NFL Draft, was in an accident in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning.
Sources close to law enforcement tell TMZ Sports that Ruggs, 22, was involved in a crash in central Las Vegas Valley around 3:40 AM.
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There is no word yet on whether cops believe that alcohol or drugs were a contributing factor to the accident. It is not known what Ruggs' current condition is. According to a local report, there was at most one death in the crash.
It appears that Ruggs was in Vegas at Top Golf just before the crash. He posted video from the location shortly before midnight.
Ruggs was the Alabama Crimson Tide's star player from 2017-19, winning a national championship in 2017. The native of Montgomery, AL is enjoying a breakout season for the Raiders... with 24 receptions and 469 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 touchdowns.
Ruggs previously spoke out about how he was inspired to play football by a childhood friend. At 17 years old, the friend died tragically. The receiver has always given a salute to him after each touchdown.
We reached out to Ruggs and the Raiders to get their comments. We have not heard back from Ruggs' camp.