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Henry Ruggs’ brother speaks out in support following DUI charge in fatal wreck

Former Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs catches pass for Oakland Raiders
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Days after Henry Ruggs’ car wreck which resulted in the death of 23-year-old Tina O. Tintor, his brother Kevontae Ruggs spoke out in support of his brother as well as Tintor’s family.

In a since-deleted post to Twitter, Ruggs voiced support for his brother.

“They don’t mention the good you have done, or all the lives you have changed for the better,” Ruggs’ post read. “All the nonprofit organizations, none of that. You brought college offers to Montgomery, and gave me my dream car. I was hospitalized (three times) this year. Thank you for saving my life.”

Shortly after offering support for his older brother, Ruggs posted a second message sending his prayers to the Tintor family for their loss.

“(Praying) for the family of Tina Tintor, and her dog,” Ruggs’ post read. “May God heal the hearts of everyone who was involved in her life.”

Ruggs currently faces a charge of DUI causing death, where he was driving over 150 miles per hour with a blood alcohol content twice the legal limit in Nevada. If convicted Ruggs could face up to 46 years in prison.

He is due again in court on Nov. 10.

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Patrick Dowd is a Reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. You can follow him on Twitter, via Pat_Dowd77

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