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The ongoing criminal case against ex-NFL player Henry Ruggs III has been reassigned.

David Chesnoff, one of the attorneys representing Ruggs, confirmed the decision made by Judge Joe Bonaventure on Tuesday.

According to “Just this month, Ruggs’s attorneys had successfully petitioned to have the case moved to Bonaventure, who now oversees the DUI court, from Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman.”

The preliminary hearing for former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III has been delayed again, and it won’t be back on the schedule at the Las Vegas Justice Court until after March 22 — more than one year after it was originally scheduled.

The State of Nevada contends the former Alabama standout was at fault in a fatal crash that occurred in Las Vegas at 3:39 a.m. Nov. 2, 2021. That’s when a Corvette driven by Ruggs struck a Toyota RAV4 driven by Tina Tintor, a 23-year-old Las Vegas resident. Tintor and her dog were killed in the crash.

Ruggs has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance resulting in death, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or controlled or prohibited substance resulting in death or substantial bodily harm, two counts of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm and possession of a gun under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

That’s when Judge Jennifer Schwartz of Department 17 of the Eighth Judicial District Court stayed the proceedings, which meant, in her words, “You’re not having a preliminary hearing on Feb. 1, sir” while she decides on a writ of mandamus filed by Ruggs’ attorneys.
Henry Ruggs was taken 12th overall by the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2020 NFL draft. Ruggs was one of the most promising wide receiver prospects in his draft class and seemed destined for a lengthy career in the league.

Ruggs posted $150,000 bail so is not currently incarcerated. He is being monitored electronically under conditions set by a judge.

Rumors Swirl About Derek Carr Heading To The NFC South

With Derek Carr on his way out of Las Vegas, one team has shown significant interest.

After a lackluster 7-10 season, the New Orleans Saints are looking to rebound this season. A lot of the problems with the Saints this past season was the quarterback position. The team is looking for a new starter, as Andy Dalton and Jameis Winston aren’t going to cut it,and Taysom Hill is only used in certain situations.

The Saints find themselves firmly in the quarterback market. Adding a proven QB1 in Derek Carr could be the route they are looking to go down. And with a team that is already built to win, Carr could look to get his career back on track in New Orleans.

During an appearance on  The Pat McAfee show, NFL insider Ian Rapoport confirmed that the two sides are in fact meeting. He also broke down how a trade could work, and the stipulations going into the meeting.

“I do not believe that a trade has been agreed to. What my understanding of the situation is is that he is only going to be allowed to speak or visit if a team is willing to give the compensation that it would take to do a trade,” stated Rapoport.

He then added, “I’m not saying it’s agreed to, but obviously the Saints are the front-runner for Derek Carr. That is real. It is a place that would make a ton of sense for him.” Dennis Allen is there, who was his head coach in Oakland. And the relationship has been good.”

According to The Raiders  reportedly gave him permission on Friday to speak with teams that agreed to meet the terms that the team is seeking in a trade. So, Carr’s visits began with the Saints.

The Raiders are currently in a position where they must trade or release Carr in the coming days. With his no-trade clause in effect, he has the power over where he lands.