Rashee Rice named in $10 million lawsuit – Spectrum News

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DALLAS — NFL star Rashee Rice remains under fire after a lawsuit was filed following a crash that happened in Dallas on March 30. Two people are alleging they were injured in the crash police say was caused by Rice and friend Theodore Knox, who is also named in the lawsuit. 


What You Need To Know

  • Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice and SMU cornerback Theodore Knox have been named as defendants in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit
  • The lawsuit comes following a crash that resulted in a six-car pileup in Dallas. Police say Rice and Knox were speeding when they lost control and caused the crash
  • The lawsuit claims the plaintiffs “suffered terrible and external and internal injuries” 
  • In addition to the lawsuit, Rice and Know are facing criminal charges 

The alleged victims are seeking at least $1 million in actual damages and $10 million in punitive damages, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in Dallas County.

The lawsuit names the plaintiffs as Edvard Petrovskiy and Irina Gromova, who say they were injured in the high-speed race and “suffered terrible external and internal injuries,” according to the law firm that filed the suit.

Rice, a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs, and Knox were racing on a highway when Rice lost control of his Lamborghini and crashed into the median, causing a six-car pileup, police say. 

“My clients suffered terrible external and internal injuries during this high-speed race and in this, the insult to injury was added as neither driver bothered to stop and help,” attorney Sanjay Mathur said in a statement to Spectrum News 1.

Both Rice  — who has been tied to both leases involved in the race, a Lamborghini and a Corvette  — and Knox fled the scene following the crash, according to police.

Knox, 21, is a football player at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and Rice’s former teammate. He has since been suspended, according to SMU.

Both men are each facing charges of one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury.

“When the public streets of Dallas are turned into a racetrack by the uncontrolled whims of high-powered vehicle operators, the accountability of the civil justice system must also step in and issue a deterrent to all,” said Mathur.

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