Rashee Rice’s attorney releases statement after Chiefs WR is connected to Dallas hit-and-run crash – KMBC Kansas City

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Rashee Rice has broken his silence nearly two days after two sports cars involved in a multi-vehicle hit-and-run crash were connected to the 23-year-old Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver.Six vehicles were involved in the crash along the northbound lanes of the Central Expressway in Dallas that left four people with minor injuries Saturday evening.On Monday, the wideout released a statement through his attorney, Royce West of West & Associates LLP, nearly two days after the Dallas Police Department said it was searching for the Super Bowl champion.The statement expresses Rice’s concern for the victims of the crash and claims that the 23-year-old is cooperating fully with the Dallas Police Department.”On behalf of Rashee Rice, his thoughts are with everyone impacted by the automobile accident,” the statement reads. “Rashee is cooperating with local authorities and will take all necessary steps to address the situation responsibly.”Dallas police have yet to confirm in what capacity they were looking for Rice. The crash occurred around 6:25 p.m. Saturday in the 6600 block of northbound Central Expressway in Dallas. According to Dallas police, a Chevrolet Corvette and Lamborghini were speeding in the far-left lane of the highway when the Lamborghini struck the center median wall after traveling into the shoulder of the roadway. Police said both drivers then lost control of their vehicles, causing a chain reaction that involved four additional cars.The Lamborghini was rented to Rice and the Corvette is registered to his name. It remains unclear if the receiver was driving or among the occupants of either of the sports cars suspected of causing the crash.According to multiple news outlets in Dallas, the occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette left the scene before police arrived and didn’t offer any insurance information to any of the involved victims. Dashcam footage of the incident obtained by ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas supports the narrative released by police. According to WFAA, police believe the Lamborghini and Corvette were street racing at the time of the collision. Dallas County jail records do not show Rice having been booked as of Sunday afternoon, and he has not been named a suspect in the crash.KMBC 9 Investigates’ Matt Flener has been speaking with attorneys regarding the potential implications of the crash should Rice face any charges. According to Plano-based defense attorney Todd Shapiro, Rice would likely only face serious legal penalties if he was behind the wheel of one of the involved vehicles.”The passengers and the people that walked away from the cars that were not the driver, it seems more that they exercised bad judgment and low moral character as opposed to breaking any laws,” Shapiro said. Depending on what evidence law enforcement is able to produce, the involved drivers could face charges of street racing, leaving the scene of an accident, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Shapiro.Kansas City-based criminal defense attorney Ali Young, with the Watt Law Firm, told KMBC that If anyone in the crash was under the influence, they most likely escaped more severe penalties like a DWI or an intoxication assault charge.”If we have no proof of it, we have no standard field sobriety test, we don’t have any blood alcohol content, we don’t have any blood tests done, there’s really no probable cause even to believe that somebody’s impaired driving a vehicle in that manner,” Young said.KMBC also stopped by 610 Sports Radio to discuss and hear the perspectives of Cody Tapp and Alex Gold.Rice played at receiver for four seasons at SMU in Dallas before the Chiefs selected him in the second round of the 2023 draft.KMBC has contacted the Kansas City Chiefs and NFL for additional information. They have yet to respond to our requests for comment. KMBC has also reached out to Rice’s attorney, Royce West, for comment. West is also a Texas state senator. He has previously represented Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. This is a developing story, and this article will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

Rashee Rice has broken his silence nearly two days after two sports cars involved in a multi-vehicle hit-and-run crash were connected to the 23-year-old Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver.

Six vehicles were involved in the crash along the northbound lanes of the Central Expressway in Dallas that left four people with minor injuries Saturday evening.

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On Monday, the wideout released a statement through his attorney, Royce West of West & Associates LLP, nearly two days after the Dallas Police Department said it was searching for the Super Bowl champion.

The statement expresses Rice’s concern for the victims of the crash and claims that the 23-year-old is cooperating fully with the Dallas Police Department.

“On behalf of Rashee Rice, his thoughts are with everyone impacted by the automobile accident,” the statement reads. “Rashee is cooperating with local authorities and will take all necessary steps to address the situation responsibly.”

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Dallas police have yet to confirm in what capacity they were looking for Rice.

The crash occurred around 6:25 p.m. Saturday in the 6600 block of northbound Central Expressway in Dallas. According to Dallas police, a Chevrolet Corvette and Lamborghini were speeding in the far-left lane of the highway when the Lamborghini struck the center median wall after traveling into the shoulder of the roadway.

Police said both drivers then lost control of their vehicles, causing a chain reaction that involved four additional cars.

The Lamborghini was rented to Rice and the Corvette is registered to his name. It remains unclear if the receiver was driving or among the occupants of either of the sports cars suspected of causing the crash.

According to multiple news outlets in Dallas, the occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette left the scene before police arrived and didn’t offer any insurance information to any of the involved victims.

Dashcam footage of the incident obtained by ABC affiliate WFAA in Dallas supports the narrative released by police.

According to WFAA, police believe the Lamborghini and Corvette were street racing at the time of the collision.

Dallas County jail records do not show Rice having been booked as of Sunday afternoon, and he has not been named a suspect in the crash.

KMBC 9 Investigates’ Matt Flener has been speaking with attorneys regarding the potential implications of the crash should Rice face any charges.

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According to Plano-based defense attorney Todd Shapiro, Rice would likely only face serious legal penalties if he was behind the wheel of one of the involved vehicles.

“The passengers and the people that walked away from the cars that were not the driver, it seems more that they exercised bad judgment and low moral character as opposed to breaking any laws,” Shapiro said.

Depending on what evidence law enforcement is able to produce, the involved drivers could face charges of street racing, leaving the scene of an accident, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Shapiro.

Kansas City-based criminal defense attorney Ali Young, with the Watt Law Firm, told KMBC that If anyone in the crash was under the influence, they most likely escaped more severe penalties like a DWI or an intoxication assault charge.

“If we have no proof of it, we have no standard field sobriety test, we don’t have any blood alcohol content, we don’t have any blood tests done, there’s really no probable cause even to believe that somebody’s impaired driving a vehicle in that manner,” Young said.

KMBC also stopped by 610 Sports Radio to discuss and hear the perspectives of Cody Tapp and Alex Gold.

Rice played at receiver for four seasons at SMU in Dallas before the Chiefs selected him in the second round of the 2023 draft.

KMBC has contacted the Kansas City Chiefs and NFL for additional information. They have yet to respond to our requests for comment. KMBC has also reached out to Rice’s attorney, Royce West, for comment.

West is also a Texas state senator. He has previously represented Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

This is a developing story, and this article will be updated with additional information as it becomes available.

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