Las Vegas Raiders coach Rich Bisaccia and quarterback Derek Carr addressed Wednesday what happened with former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III and his involvement in a fatal car accident Tuesday morning.
“First of all, we want to express our sincere condolences to the victim's family,” Bisaccia said in a Wednesday afternoon news conference. “A person lost their life yesterday morning, and we think it's important to keep focus on that as we talk about this tragic event. We're deeply saddened for everyone affected, especially the victim's family.
“That being said, we love Henry Ruggs. We want him to know that. It's a terrible lapse in judgment, of the most horrific kind. It's something he'll have to live with the rest of his life. The gravity of the situation is not lost on anyone here, and we understand and respect the loss of life.”
Carr added: “My emotions have been on a roller coaster, so to speak, this year. My heart goes out so much ... to the family, to all the families involved. No one ever wants to see this, whether it's a football player or not, you never want to see something like this happen. It broke my wife and I's heart, honestly. We talked about it a little bit, but I can only talk about it so much.