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Report says Chiefs’ Rashee Rice is suspected of assault, weeks after arrest in high-speed crash | Lifestyle

DALLAS (AP) — Kansas City Chiefs receiver Rashee Rice is facing assault charges in Dallas, just over a month after he was among the speeding drivers in a chain-reaction crash that led to multiple charges, according to a court filing. newspaper report Tuesday.

Law enforcement officials told The Dallas Morning News that Rice was suspected of assaulting a person at a downtown nightclub early Monday, and that the person went to a hospital after the encounter.

Dallas police did not name Rice as a suspect in a report of the incident to The Associated Press. Officers were dispatched to the nightclub around 2:30 a.m. Monday for a report of an assault, and the victim himself was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

Rice’s attorney, Sen. Royce West of Texas, did not respond to a message from The Associated Press seeking comment. The Chiefs and the NFL declined to comment.

Rice reported to the Chiefs for voluntary workouts last month, when Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he spoke with the receiver and the team let the legal process play out.

The former SMU and Dallas high school player reported to the Chiefs shortly after turning himself in to Dallas police on multiple charges, including aggravated assault, involving the high-speed crash.

West has previously acknowledged that Rice was speeding in a Lamborghini SUV when the crash involving six vehicles occurred on March 30. Police said Theodore Knox, who also played for SMU, was driving a Corvette.

Rice, who turned 24 last month, and Knox have been charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision causing serious bodily injury and six counts of collision causing serious bodily injury.

Four people were injured in the crash and police said the occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette left the scene without providing information or determining if anyone needed medical attention.

Rice was drafted in the second round by Kansas City last year and played in 20 games, including the Chiefs’ 25-22 victory over San Francisco in the Super Bowl. He led the team with seven touchdowns in the regular season.


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