Chiefs’ Rashee Rice facing 8 charges in relation to high-speed wreck – ESPN

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DALLAS — Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice faces eight charges, including aggravated assault, after he and another speeding driver of a sports car caused a recent chain-reaction crash, Dallas police said Wednesday.

Police said arrest warrants have been issued for Rice, 23, for one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury.

Rice’s attorney, state Sen. Royce West, said last week that Rice had been driving a Lamborghini sport utility vehicle when the crash occurred.

Arrest warrants for the same charges were also issued for Theodore Knox, 21, who was driving the other speeding sports car, a Corvette, police said.

Police said Rice and Knox were not in custody.

“We have fully cooperated with law enforcement,” said Knox’s attorney, Deandra Grant. “Other than that we have no further comment at this time.”

Police have said the drivers of the Corvette and Lamborghini were speeding in the far left lane on March 30, when they lost control and the Lamborghini traveled onto the shoulder and hit the center median wall, causing the chain collision.

The crash involved the Lamborghini, a Corvette and four other vehicles and left four people with minor injuries, police have said. Police said the drivers of the Corvette and Lamborghini left following the crash without determining whether anyone needed medical attention or providing their information.

According to WFAA-TV in Dallas, the police report also said that marijuana was found in both cars, as well as credit cards, a $16,500 check, a diamond chain and a Chiefs playbook.

Rice was leasing the Lamborghini from The Classic Lifestyle, said Kyle Coker, an attorney for the Dallas-based exotic car rental company. West said the Corvette belonged to Rice.

Police said the passengers in the two speeding sports cars who left the scene will not be charged.

Rice last week posted to his Instagram story that he was taking “full responsibility” for his part in the wreck.

Aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Collision involving bodily injury, a third-degree felony, is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and collision involving injury is punishable by up to five years in prison.

Rice was born in Philadelphia but grew up in the Fort Worth, Texas, suburb of North Richland Hills. He played college football at nearby SMU, where a breakout senior season in 2022 put the wide receiver on the radar of NFL teams.

The Chiefs selected him in the second round of last year’s draft, and he quickly became one of the only dependable options in their passing game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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