Former Raiders WR Henry Ruggs is Making $2.50 Per Hour in a Nevada Prison Camp

In May of 2021, former Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs plead guilty to charges involving the fatal DUI that lead to the tragic death of Tina Tintor and her dog.

Ruggs is currently serving a 3-10 year sentence for the accident, and according to 8 News Now in Las Vegas, he will be eligible for parole in August of 2026.

According to the same report, Ruggs is spending his days at a Nevada prison camp and is being paid to be a “community trusty” in the building…

Ruggs began his sentence at the High Desert State Prison northwest of Las Vegas, records showed. The prison, the largest in the department, is a 45-minute drive northwest of Las Vegas. Ruggs was working as a community trusty at the facility. In that job, he works for government offices making $2.50 an hour, the spokesperson said. The majority of the inmates at the dormitory-style facility work for the Nevada Division of Forestry, the department’s website said. Community trusty offenders “represent a limited potential to misbehave and represent a low risk to escape while assigned to employment within the community,” documents said.

As far as his football career is concerned, it sounds like the earliest Ruggs might be released from prison is at the age of 27. The NFL will certainly have a suspension of some kind waiting for Ruggs if he chooses to return to the NFL, but it’s possible that his career in football might still have another chapter.

For what it’s worth, the Raiders released Ruggs within hours of his accident, so he is not currently tied to any team in the league.

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6 thoughts on “Former Raiders WR Henry Ruggs is Making $2.50 Per Hour in a Nevada Prison Camp

  1. maybe the raiders should try and sign him when he gets out. They will need a speedy WR by than. Adams will be long gone.

  2. The guy got what he deserved for his highly irresponsible and negligent action that nite. Not to mention the shame and embarrassment he brought to the Raider Shield. Good Ridden. . AP and Telesco consider character as well as just talent (remember JamarcusRussell) when drafting!!!

  3. The Nation doesn’t need any distractions of that magnitude. We are starting a new Raider way with AP & the Great coaching staff so let’s focus on the SB. #RAIDER4LIFE

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