Kansas City Chiefs player hands himself into police in connection with car crash

US

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice has turned himself in to police in connection with his role in a car crash that left four people with minor injuries.

The 23-year-old wide receiver was taken to a jail in south Dallas after handing himself in to Glenn Heights Police on Thursday, Sky News’ US partner network, NBC, reported.

It comes after a warrant for his arrest was issued on 10 April, according to NBC.

The football player was later bonded out of prison – a way of paying to remain out of jail until a defendant’s court date – according to a spokesperson for the DeSoto city manager’s office.

Rice was accused of aggravated assault, collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision, after reportedly being part of a group that crashed while driving a Lamborghini and a Corvette at high speeds on 30 March.

Police added that the occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette left the scene on North Central Expressway without providing information or checking if anyone needed medical attention.

In a statement last week, Rice apologised, telling fans that he took full responsibility for his actions and would cooperate with authorities.

“I sincerely apologise to everyone impacted in Saturday’s accident,” the football star wrote on Instagram.

Read more from Sky News:
OJ Simpson has died
Taylor Swift music ‘back on TikTok’
Donald Trump orders ’30 milkshakes and some chicken’

Eddie Garcia, Dallas Police chief, said in a statement after the arrest warrants were announced that the investigation continues and has no timeline, according to NBC.

Follow Sky News on WhatsApp

Keep up with all the latest news from the UK and around the world by following Sky News

Tap here

A spokesperson for the NFL said on Wednesday that the league continues to “monitor all developments” in the case.

Rice recorded 79 catches and 938 yards with a team-leading seven touchdown receptions in 16 games after being selected by Kansas City in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

The wide receiver also had 26 catches for 262 yards and a score in four playoff games to help the Chiefs secure their second straight Super Bowl title back in February.

Articles You May Like

Nevada court sides with NFL in Gruden lawsuit
Doctor in blood scandal says patients infected with HIV and Hepatitis C is ‘worst thing you can imagine’
Honda plots $65 billion investment to build seven new EVs as it looks for a comeback
Mercedes-Benz just opened more DC fast chargers at Buc-ee’s in Texas
Mercedes EV plant in Alabama narrowly declines to join UAW, bucking trend