Derek Carr said that Henry Ruggs III needs to be loved right now, and he needs to know that there are people in his corner.
“And if no one else does it, I will do it” – Las Vegas Defender said Wednesday.
Interim Raider Trainer Rich biscaccia said it was important to focus on the fact that the 23-year-old Tina O. Tintor was killed Tuesday morning in a fire crash caused by Ruggs, A 22-year-old receiver who was cut by the team on Tuesday night.
“We want to express our sincere condolences to the victim’s family,” Bisaccia said from a prepared statement. “We are deeply saddened by all the victims. Especially the victim’s family. “
Prosecutors said Ruggs was traveling at a speed of 156 miles per hour with a blood alcohol content twice the Nevada statutory limit. before his Chevrolet Corvette slammed into the back of Ruggs’ burning car, killing her.
“We love Henry Ruggs and we want him to know that,” added Bisaccia. “This is a terrible mistake in judgment of the most terrible kind. This is something that he will have to live with for the rest of his life. The gravity of the situation here does not let anyone go, and we understand and respect the loss of life.”
Ruggs and Kiara passenger Jenai Kilgo-Washington were injured.
Las Vegas did not wait for court decisions and announced the release of Ruggs in one sentence on Tuesday night. After struggling in the rookie season, the former Alabama star has grown into one of Carr’s favorite targets, making 24 assists for 469 yards and two touchdowns.
“This year my emotions were like a roller coaster,” said Carr. “My heart is so out of control. I will try to say it with a deadpan air because I was already excited about every moment. But for the family, for all the families involved, no one ever wants to see it, be it a football player or no, I never want to see something like that. Honestly, it broke my heart and my wife’s. “
The accident came three weeks after John Gruden stepped down as coach due to letters he sent before he was recruited to the team in 2018.
At the end of the week, the Raiders are preparing to play Sunday at the New York Giants.
“Football is secondary to what is happening, we are talking about lives, many different lives in many different situations,” said Carr. “For us, in terms of football, our mindset is that we will be ready to play. That’s for sure”.