Judicial Ruling: Rashee Rice Facing Up To 20 Years In Prison After Charges Filed In Wake Of…

Rashee Rice may spend up to 20 years in prison after charges were brought following a high-speed collision.

Rashee Rice, a wide receiver for the Chiefs, is still getting used to the aftermath of the vehicle collision that sent him into the public eye at the end of March, and he has now been informed of the possible punishment he may face.

Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice

Less than two months have passed since Rashee Rice’s incredible postseason journey, which culminated in the acquisition of his first Super Bowl ring, ended at the end of his rookie year with the Kansas City Chiefs. But given everything that happened last month, there’s a good possibility he won’t be out injured when they start their upcoming season.

Rice was involved in a high-speed collision that happened in Dallas on March 30th. The incident started when the Lamborghini he was driving crashed into a wall, setting off a series of events that included four vehicles that ended up in the wrong place at the wrong time, including a Corvette driven by some of his friends.

Thankfully, no significant injuries were sustained (four persons were treated for minor wounds). However, Rice was unsurprisingly the target of criticism and police scrutiny after he was shown on camera fleeing the site of the incident and then admitting his involvement in the crash.

When we learnt last week that authorities reportedly found about 11 grams of marijuana in the Lambo he abandoned, things took a further turn. ESPN reports that it seems Rice may have escaped any legal consequences related to drugs, but now that an arrest warrant has been issued, he is facing a very long list of crimes.

Rice is accused of eight felonies in all, according to Dallas police, including “one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury, and six counts of collision involving injury.” The announcement was made on Wednesday.

The most serious of the offenses is the first one, for which Rice faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail if found guilty (the maximum sentence for the second accusation is 10 years, and the maximum sentence for the third charge is five years).

Nevertheless, given that he appears to have cooperated with the investigation and has ample funds to hire a legal team that is likely capable of negotiating a plea agreement, it is extremely improbable that he will receive any sentence that even approaches any of those figures.

Having stated that, According to The Athletic, Rice is expected to get a suspension regardless of the outcome of the criminal case. This means that even if he might be able to escape going to jail, he will most certainly miss at least a few games of the upcoming season.


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