NFL Star Rashee Rice Surrenders to Police Over Alleged Aggravated Assault, Highway Collision.

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In a story emerging from the small Texas town of Glenn Heights, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, Rashee Rice, turned himself in to local authorities on Thursday. His surrender comes in response to a string of charges including aggravated assault. These accusations arise from an incident last month where allegedly an illicit race between Rice and another sports car driver resulted in a devastating multi-vehicle collision on a crowded Dallas highway.

Rice’s attorney’s spokeswoman substantiated to the press that her client willingly presented himself to the Glenn Heights Police Department. Representing Rice’s legal interests is Texas state Senator Royce West. Following his booking at the Regional Jail in DeSoto, Rice secured his release on bail by Thursday night, his lawyer confirmed.

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West stressed Rice’s consistent collaboration with the police throughout the inquiry in a statement shared via email. “Rice acknowledges his actions and deeply sympathizes with those harmed as a result of this tragic accident,” he expressed.

Rice himself publicly owned up to his blunder. In an Instagram post the previous week, he solemnly vowed to take “full responsibility” for his perceived involvement in the frightful wreck.

However, the legal authorities were not swayed by his public remorse. Dallas police disclosed on Wednesday that arrest warrants had been formally issued for the 23-year-old wide receiver. The counts against him included one aggravated assault charge, a count of causing a collision resulting in serious bodily injury, and six more for driving into collisions causing injury.

West revealed that Rice was behind the wheel of a Lamborghini sport utility vehicle, his companion in the reckless speeding expedition was Theodore Knox, 21, who piloted a Corvette. Similar to Rice, Knox also had arrest warrants in his name for an identical range of charges. However, as of Thursday night, Knox has yet to submit himself to custody, according to the Dallas police.

Upon gaining knowledge of the arrest warrant, Southern Methodist University suspended Knox from the football team. Knox’s attorney, Deandra Grant, indicated her client’s commitment to cooperate with the law enforcement authorities.

Reportedly, an ill-advised high-speed race led Rice and Knox to lose control of their sports cars whilst cruising in the left-most lane. The Lamborghini, under Rice’s control, veered onto the shoulder, hit the center median wall and triggered an unavoidable series of crashes.

Taking the coward’s way out, Rice and Knox allegedly fled the scene, leaving without bothering to establish if anyone required urgent medical attention or providing their contact information, an utter violation of basic human decency, police stated. Thankfully, the four people caught up in the collision sustained minor injuries only.

Rice, a Fort Worth suburb of North Richland Hills’ native, polished his football skills at Southern Methodist University, a stone’s throw away from his hometown. His commendable performance in his senior season in 2022 caught the eyes of NFL scouts. Consequently, the Chiefs selected him in the second round of last year’s draft, and since then, Rice emerged as a steadfast option in their passing game.