Report: Rashee Rice’s attorney spoke to the media on Thursday – Arrowhead Pride

4 minutes, 4 seconds Read

Last Sunday, Dallas police confirmed that they were searching for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice in connection to what had been described as a “major” accident that happened Saturday evening in Dallas, Texas. The crash reportedly took place at approximately 6:20 p.m. and included six vehicles.

Initial reports on Sunday

Here is what was initially reported by The Dallas Morning News on Sunday morning:

A vehicle believed to be registered or leased to Rice was involved in a crash on North Central Expressway at about 6:20 p.m., officials told The News. The law enforcement officials said that police are looking for Rice, and a police call sheet obtained by The News confirmed that law enforcement officials were searching for him in connection with the accident.

At 9:55 a.m. on Sunday, Dallas Morning News reporter Kelli Smith provided an update:

“Dallas police say two drivers in a Corvette and Lamborghini were racing when they crashed, causing a 6-vehicle accident,” posted Smith. “Both drivers ran. A call sheet we obtained lists Kansas City Chiefs’ Rashee Rice as the suspected Corvette driver.”

According to KSHB41, the Dallas Police Department confirmed that the two cars were speeding in the highway’s far-left lane, which caused a chain reaction.

The occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette left the scene “without stopping to determine if anyone needed medical help or providing their information,” the Dallas Police Department told KSHB 41 News in a release.

Monday reaction to the accident

On Monday, Chiefs president Mark Donovan spoke on the matter with Pete Mundo of NBC News.

“In all these situations, you have to wait until you have all the facts — and frankly, we don’t have all the facts at this point,” said Donovan. “The one comforting fact that we do have is that there was a multi-car crash in Texas, in Dallas, and fortunately, it doesn’t appear that anyone was hurt and we should be grateful for that. We’ll get to the bottom of it, we’ll gather the facts, and we’ll react accordingly.”

Shortly after 3 p.m., Rice’s lawyer, Texas state Senator Royce West, released a statement:

“On behalf of Rashee Rice, his thoughts are with everyone impacted by the automobile accident on Saturday. Rashee is cooperating with local authorities and will take all necessary steps to address this situation responsibly. Any and all requests for comment can be directed to his attorney Mr. Royce West of West & Associates, LLP.”

A bit later, FOX4 (in Dallas) reporter Amelia Jones said she spoke to the lawyer representing “The Class Lifestyle,” which had rented the Lamborghini SUV involved in the crash. According to Jones and that lawyer, Rice rented the vehicle with an understanding that he was the only one allowed to drive the car, per the company’s policy.

Rice speaks on Wednesday

Finally, on Wednesday, Rice issued his own apology via his official Instagram account.

“[Wednesday], I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday’s accident,” wrote Rice. “I take full responsibility for my part in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities. I sincerely apologize to everybody impacted in Saturday’s accident.”

“Mr. Rice wants to make certain that it’s understood and appreciated that he’s going to do everything in his power to bring [the victims’] life back to as normal as possible,” said West, “in terms of injuries, in terms of property damage. He’ll make certain that he is responsible for helping them to get through that particular part of this.”

West explained that Rice was indeed behind the wheel of the Lamborghini SUV that was in the accident — and that he has cooperated with all of the questioning of the Dallas Police Department. He emphasized that he hoped the wide receiver would be judged upon his “entire body of work” — his character — rather than one incident in which there was a lapse in judgment.

On Friday, WFAA reported that there were drugs in the car

Here is the report, per the WFAA website:

Per a recently obtained police report, 10.8 grams (less than one ounce) of marijuana was found in the Lamborghini Rice was driving, an amount that would result in a Class B misdemeanor charge in Texas.

Class B misdemeanors are punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000.

Earlier in the week, the NFL had confirmed it is monitoring the situation.

Rice played high school football in North Richland Hills, Texas, before committing to SMU to play college football. The Chiefs drafted Rice in the second round of last year’s NFL Draft.

We’ll continue to update this article as more information becomes available.

This post was originally published on 3rd party site mentioned in the title of this site

Similar Posts