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

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

Police said arrest warrants were 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, Sen. Royce West, said last week that Rice was 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 are not currently in custody.

Police said the drivers of the Corvette and Lamborghini were speeding in the far left lane on March 31 when they lost control and the Lamborghini traveled onto the shoulder and struck the median wall central, causing the chain collision.

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

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

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

Police say passengers in two speeding sports cars that left the scene will not be charged.

Last week, Rice posted on his Instagram Story that he took “full responsibility” for his role in the wreck.

Aggravated assault, a second-degree felony, is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Collisions resulting in bodily injury, a third-degree felony, are punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and collisions resulting in injury are punishable by up to five years in prison .

Rice was born in Philadelphia but raised in Fort Worth, Texas, in the suburb of North Richland Hills. He played college football at nearby SMU, where a stellar 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 reliable options in their passing game.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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