The Las Vegas Raiders were home to one of the most famous drunk driving cases in NFL history. Up-and-coming wide receiver Henry Ruggs III murdered someone while drunk driving in Las Vegas at very high speeds.
Former Alabama Crimson Tide and Las Vegas Raiders star wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is now making $2.50 an hour, according to a report from David Charns of 8 News Now.
Ruggs pleaded guilty to being under the influence when he was in a fatal car crash in November of 2021. According to prosecutors, Ruggs had a blood-alcohol level that was twice the legal limit, and he was driving at a speed of 156 mph when he crashed into 23-year-old Tina Tintor’s car.
Ruggs was sentenced to a minimum of three years, and a maximum of 10 years. The 25-year-old was sentenced on Aug. 9, 2023, and he will be eligible for parole in 2026.
Henry Ruggs III, who initially began his sentence at High Desert State Prison, is now at a minimum security facility known as the Stewart Conservation Camp.
The former Las Vegas Raiders WR now works for government offices making $2.50 an hour. In the article from 8 News Now, government documents explained that inmates in Ruggs’ position are low-risk inmates.
“[Community trusty offenders] represent a limited potential to misbehave and represent a low risk to escape while assigned to employment within the community,” documents said.
Earlier this month Raiders defensive end Janarius Robinson was arrested for drunk driving on the Vegas Strip, according to local Las Vegas reporter Cristen Drummond.
Robinson has been in the NFL for three years. He was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fourth round of the 2021 draft. He spent some time on the Philadelphia Eagles in his rookie season after being waived by the Vikings, but he has only ever recorded a stat for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2023.
Shocking New Details Emerge From Las Vegas Raiders DE Janarius Robinson’s DUI Arrest
Las Vegas Metro police arrested Robinson, 24, on a DUI charge in the early morning hours of Feb. 6 after it was reported he hit a woman with his vehicle..
Around 7 a.m., police were called to the Aria Resort & Casino for a report of a woman who was hit by a car and who then “became pinned between two cars,” police said.
The car’s driver, whom police identified as Robinson, smelled of alcohol and appeared intoxicated, officers said, noting “his speech was mumbled and his body was slightly swaying side to side.”
The Las Vegas Raiders DE told police he had two drinks starting at 10 p.m. and was not under the influence of any other substance, officers said.
In documents 8 News Now obtained, the officer noted Robinson told him he stopped drinking at 11 p.m., nearly seven hours before the collision occurred at 5:45 a.m. Robinson also told police he was headed to the Vdara, which is located next to the Aria.
A passenger in Robinson’s car declined to provide a statement to police, they said.
Janarius Robinson played in a total of six games as defensive end for the Las Vegas Raiders in 2023. The Florida State alum started three games for the Raiders, with one sack.
A judge released Robinson on his own recognizance due to the misdemeanor charge. He was expected in court for a status check on June 4, records indicated.
The victim’s injuries were not noted in the report as police said she left the valet area before officers arrived.