Arrest warrant issued for Chiefs’ Rashee Rice for involvement in multi-vehicle crash in Dallas

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An arrest warrant has been issued for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice following his recent involvement in a six-vehicle crash involving two sports cars at high speed, according to Dallas police (via WFAA).

Rice, 23, faces eight charges in the case: six counts of collision involving bodily injury, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and one count of aggravated assault, according to the arrest warrant (via WFAA).

Late last month, Rice was driving a Lamborghini alongside a Chevrolet Corvette. Both cars lost control, causing a multi-car crash on a Dallas highway, according to Dallas police.

Dallas police spokeswoman Kristin Lowman said the Lamborghini fell onto the shoulder and “struck the center median wall, causing a chain collision involving four other vehicles.”

Rice issued a statementvia ESPN, apologizing for the situation and saying he takes “full responsibility for my role in this matter”:

“Today I met with Dallas Police investigators regarding Saturday’s crash. I take full responsibility for my role in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the appropriate authorities. I “Sincerely apologize to everyone affected by Saturday’s accident.”

Rice and the driver of the Corvette left the scene without determining whether those involved needed medical attention. West said why Rice left the area after the accident was “a good question that’s still under investigation.”

“This is a young man who made a mistake,” West said, adding that Rice’s “heart goes out” to the injured. Two drivers received medical treatment for minor injuries at the crash site and two others were taken to hospital with minor injuries. At least three of the victims have retained an attorney, according to the Dallas Morning News.

“Mr. Rice wants to make sure it is understood and appreciated that he will do everything in his power to get this life back as normal as possible in terms of injuries and property damage,” West said. via The Dallas Morning News. “He will make sure that he is responsible for helping them through this particular part of this situation. Don’t get us wrong, we understand that no one will ever be able to bring back someone who has had an accident… help them forget the memories of this accident.”

A report from WFAA Channel 8 in Dallas revealed that 10.8 grams of marijuana was found in the vehicle Rice was driving. If charged, this amount would result in a Class B misdemeanor in the state of Texas, punishable by up to 180 days in jail and a fine not to exceed $2,000.

West’s initial statement was consistent with his client’s social media post, saying Rice was fully cooperating.

“On behalf of Rashee Rice, her thoughts are with everyone affected by Saturday’s car crash,” West said via the Dallas Morning News. “Rashee is cooperating with local authorities and will take all necessary steps to responsibly address this situation.”

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said the league was currently monitoring the situation.

Rice grew up in Texas, in the Fort Worth area, and went to college in Dallas at SMU. He was drafted by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. Rice led the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in receiving touchdowns last season (seven) while ranking second in catches (79) and receiving yards (938) behind Pro tight end Bowl Travis Kelce.



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