Police: Chiefs’ Rashee Rice Was Driving 119 MPH Before Car Crash; WR Facing 8 Charges


Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice was driving 119 mph in his Lamborghini shortly before causing a six-vehicle crash on Dallas’ North Central Expressway, per an arrest affidavit obtained by Jamie Landers and Kelli Smith of the Dallas Morning News.

Rice was charged with one count of aggravated assault from the March 30 crash, per the affidavit. He was also charged with one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury for eight charges total.

Per the affidavit (h/t ESPN News Services), Rice’s Lamborghini and a Corvette driven by SMU cornerback Teddy Knox “made multiple aggressive maneuvers to get through traffic.”

Knox was reportedly going 116 mph 7.5 seconds before the crash, which was caused by Rice’s Lamborghini losing control and hitting a center median wall. That in turn reportedly created a chain collision involving all vehicles.

Rice has since turned himself into police, per Sara Smart, Steve Almasy and Joe Sutton of CNN:

“Rice, 23, turned himself in to Glenn Heights police and was processed at a regional jail in Desoto, according to Dallas police. The Chiefs player later bonded out of jail, a spokesman for the city of DeSoto told CNN Thursday night. Rice had a surety bond of $40,000, according to jail records.”

Rice’s attorney, Royce West, also released a statement to CNN: “Mr. Rice acknowledges his actions and feels deeply for those injured as a result of this accident.”

Rice also issued his own statement on April 3.

“Today, I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday’s accident,” Rice said, per Nick Sloan of KMBC. “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.”

Rebecca Lopez, Paul Livengood, Matt Howerton and Pete Freedman of WFAA.com explained the potential penalties that Rice faces.

“Collision involving injury carries a penalty of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for not more than five years or confinement in the county jail for not more than one year, a fine not to exceed $5,000, or both.

“Collision involving serious bodily injury – a third-degree felony – carries a punishment of imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice of not more than 10 years or less than 2 years. Aggravated assault – a second-degree felony – is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.”

Rice grew up outside Fort Worth, Texas, and went to SMU in Dallas. He landed with the Chiefs as a second-round pick in the 2023 NFL draft. Rice helped lead Kansas City to a Super Bowl victory after finishing second on the team with 79 catches and 938 yards and first with seven receiving touchdowns.

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