What is Henry Ruggs' net worth? Raiders star hires Robert Durst's lawyer in DUI case

Following a deadly accident that killed one, the football player has obtained the services of David Chesnoff, a high-profile defense attorney


                            What is Henry Ruggs' net worth? Raiders star hires Robert Durst's lawyer in DUI case
Henry Ruggs is in massive legal trouble following a car crash on November 2 (@ruggs_iii/Instagram)
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Henry Ruggs, the NFL star who's currently representing the Las Vegas Raiders, is in massive legal trouble following a car crash on November 2. Reportedly, the wide receiver was driving under the influence when he crashed into an SUV and killed a woman. As a result, he's been slapped with two felony charges and was booked in absentia while he was being treated in hospital. 

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Reportedly, the star has already obtained legal representation in the matter, from high-profile defense attorney David Chesnoff. Chesnoff recently made headlines for representing Robert Durst, over the 2000 execution-style murder of Susan Berman. That controversial trial was filled with many twists and turns including allegations Durst was "stalling" it over health incidents. Eventually, though, he was convicted and sentenced to prison. 

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Durst isn't the only high-profile client Chesnoff has represented. He's also defended Leonardo DiCaprio, Paris Hilton, Mike Tyson, and Cristiano Ronaldo amongst others. With such a huge list, it's safe to say he certainly charges a lot. So how was Ruggs able to afford him? To answer that, we need to look at his net worth.


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What is Henry Ruggs' net worth?

At the age of only 21, Ruggs has managed to amass a small fortune thanks to his high-profile role at the Raiders. He was the team's 12th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, so safe to say they really wanted his services. To ensure that, the Raiders paid Ruggs a base salary of $610,000, with a prorated bonus of around $2,400,000 in 2020. In 2021, his base salary has jumped up to over $1 million. By 2023, his current contract is expected to net him around $7 million in base salary alone, with over $9 million in bonuses. 

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Beyond his current contract though, it's unclear where else Ruggs is earning income from. In 2020, he was signed by Adidas, but it's unclear how much the sportswear giant paid for the deal. As a result, we don't know how much exactly he is worth, but based on his salary, he should have a net worth of around $2 million to $5 million. The Corvette he was driving is estimated to be around $60,000 (base price), but beyond that, it's not clear what other assets he owns, or what they are worth.

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Nonetheless, with a net worth in the millions, it seems Ruggs was able to afford some of the best representation in the case. 


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Ruggs hires David Chesnoff

Shortly after the accident occurred, Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld issued a statement to the press on Ruggs' behalf. "On behalf of our client Henry Ruggs III we are conducting our own investigation as of this writing and ask everyone to reserve judgment until all the facts are gathered," they said. Ruggs is currently looking at up to 20 years in jail since he has been charged with  DUI with serious bodily harm and Reckless Driving with death or serious bodily harm. The former carries a 20-year sentence if convicted, and the latter a 1-6 year term.

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Things aren't looking good for Ruggs at the moment. According to the Las Vegas Police Department, he showed "signs of impairment" at the scene, which is what led to the DUI charge. On top of that, Ruggs' girlfriend is also in the hospital, and as of 9:00 PM on November 2, the Raiders have released Ruggs from the team. He's now unemployed and staring at a long time behind bars. Perhaps that's why he's turned to the man dubbed the "lawyer to know". 

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