Former Alabama football quarterbacks Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts both offered condolences to the family of the 23-year-old female who died Tuesday in Las Vegas following a car crash that involved former Alabama receiver and then-Las Vegas Raider receiver Henry Ruggs III.
“My heart goes out to the families affected by what happened … you’d never think this guy could hurt a soul,” Tagovailoa said at a news conference Wednesday.
“I give my condolences to the family of the young lady that passed away and it’s unfortunate to see a situation like that unfold. I’ll just kind of leave it at that. It hurts my heart for everybody involved,” Hurts said at a news conference Wednesday.
Ruggs was driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.161 – twice the legal limit in Nevada – while also reaching speeds as high as 156 mph, according to prosecutor Eric Bauman.
If convicted, Ruggs can face anywhere from 2 to 20 years in prison for the DUI-causing-death charge and anywhere from 1-6 years of reckless driving if convicted.
Ruggs’ bail is set at $150,000 with restrictions. The Raiders released him following the accident.
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