Henry Ruggs' lawyers argue to block medical records release

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 15:12:50-05

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Attorneys for former Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III have launched a bid to keep his medical records out of the hands of prosecutors charging him with driving under the influence in a fiery crash that killed a woman and cost Ruggs his job.

Ruggs didn’t appear in person in court Wednesday, as prosecutors filed additional charges that could mean additional prison time if the 22-year-old former first-round draft pick is convicted.

He's accused of driving 156 mph with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal limit in Nevada before his sports car crashed into a vehicle early Nov. 2, killing Tina Tintor and her dog. Ruggs is on house arrest with strict conditions while the case proceeds.