Fired Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has hired a hotshot lawyer to fight the criminal charges expected to be brought over the car crash that killed a 23-year-old.
The former NFL star has brought on attorney prominent Vegas attorney David Chesnoff to defend him in court.
Chesnoff is well-known in Sin City for representing various celebrities who end up in trouble. He famously helped Paris Hilton avoid jail time after she was busted for cocaine possession in 2010.
Paris was the passenger in a car driven by her then-boyfriend Cy Waits when it was pulled over by cops. Her BF was arrested for DUI and she was taken into custody. During a search, they found a baggie of white powder that tested positive for cocaine.
The attorney helped Paris avoid time behind bars and helped convince the judge to sentence her to probation.
Chesnoff has also represented David Copperfield, Suge Knight and Vince Neil.
On Tuesday, Ruggs was driving in a Chevy Corvette with his girlfriend Rudy Washington when he crashed into another car killing 23-year-old Tina O. Tintor. The victim was driving a Toyota RAV4 and was traveling with her dog.
The police accuse the NFL star of driving 156 mph and having a BAC of twice the legal limit.
Ruggs appeared before a judge on Wednesday while in a wheelchair and neck brace. He is facing felony charges of driving under the influence. Prosecutors revealed in court they may file additional charges against Ruggs. The first would be related to him carrying a loaded firearm while intoxicated and the second would be over his girlfriend's injuries.
The football star was released from jails hours later on a $150k bond. Prosecutors were seeking a $1 million bond. He was ordered to remain on house arrest and will be electronically monitored. He is not allowed to drink or drive any car.
Hours after the crash, the Raiders released Ruggs from the team. His girlfriend was rushed to the hospital for a severe arm surgery. Her current condition is unknown.
Ruggs has yet to release a statement on the incident.