Kansas City Chiefs receiver, surrenders to police in connection with 6-car crash in Dallas

(CNN) — Rashee Rice, a Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, surrendered to law enforcement in Texas on Thursday evening in connection with a six-car crash last month, according to police. He later posted bond and was released from jail.

Rice, 23, surrendered to Glenn Heights police and was booked into a regional jail in Desoto, according to Dallas police. The Chiefs player later bailed out of jail, a DeSoto city spokesperson told CNN Thursday night. Rice’s surety bond was $40,000, according to jail records.

“Mr. Rice acknowledges his actions and feels deeply for those who were injured as a result of this accident,” Rice’s attorney Royce West told CNN in a statement.

Dallas police filed arrest warrants for the Chiefs wide receiver as well.

Another guy died on Wednesday when a Corvette and a Lamborghini collided in the far-left lane of the North Central Expressway on March 31, according to authorities.
Rice, who helped his team win the Super Bowl two months ago, and a 21-year-old man will be charged with one crime of aggravated assault, one case of collision involving serious bodily injury, and six counts of collision involving injury, according to Dallas Police.

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Police say the other individual was not in arrest as of Thursday evening. CNN has contacted the Chiefs for comment. According to an NFL representative, “We continue to monitor developments in the matter.”

Last month’s incident included six automobiles in total, according to officials.

“The Lamborghini traveled onto the shoulder and hit the center median wall, causing a chain reaction collision involving four other vehicles,” spokesperson Kristin Lowman told CNN last week.
“The occupants of the Lamborghini and the Corvette all ran from the scene without stopping to determine if anyone needed medical help or providing their information.”

Four people from other vehicles were treated for injuries, Lowman added.

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Rice’s attorney has said his client was driving the Lamborghini. Dallas police confirmed that Wednesday and said the other man was driving the Corvette. None of the passengers in the Corvette or Lamborghini will be charged in relation to the incident, according to police.

After the crash, Rice texted a message to the business that rented him the luxury car, according to Kyle Coker, an attorney who represents The Classic Lifestyle, which rents high-end vehicles.

“Rashee Rice did text my client about eight minutes after the police report. He apologized and said he would pay for the damages,” said Coker, who declined to show the text messages to CNN. The Dallas Morning News reported it has seen the texts.


Coker said Rice rented the Lamborghini SUV for a “reduced rate” of $12,000 per month.

CNN reached out Wednesday to law enforcement for more information about the expected charges and the crash, but Dallas police did not give any additional details.

In a social media post last week, Rice said he had met with police regarding the collision.

“I take full responsibility for my part in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities. I sincerely apologize to everyone impacted in Saturday’s accident,” he wrote.

Rice was taken by the Chiefs in the second round of last year’s NFL Draft and quickly established himself as the team’s most dependable wide receiver, with 79 catches for 938 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns.

In four playoff games, he added 26 catches for 262 yards and a touchdown, breaking the rookie record for receptions in a single playoffs. His output and dependable hands helped the Chiefs and star quarterback Patrick Mahomes win the Super Bowl in February, marking the team’s third NFL championship in five years.

Rice attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas and was raised in North Richland Hills, a suburb of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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