Chiefs’ Rashee Rice apologizes, takes responsibility for car accident

Chiefs’ Rashee Rice apologizes, takes responsibility for car accident
Chiefs’ Rashee Rice apologizes, takes responsibility for car accident

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Kansas City wide receiver Rashee Rice said Wednesday he has met with police, takes “full responsibility” and apologized for his role in a multi-car, hit-and-run accident over the weekend in Dallas.

“Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday’s accident,” Rice, 23, wrote Wednesday in a story posted to his verified Instagram page and a statement emailed to USA TODAY Sports by his attorney Royce West. “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.”

This follows a statement from West obtained Monday by ESPN, that said Rice would “take all necessary steps to address this situation responsibly.”

It is unclear if charges against Rice have been filed, and messages left with the Dallas Police Department concerning any charges have not been returned.

The crash, which sent two people to the hospital, took place Saturday evening on North Central Expressway in north Dallas.

According to a summary of the accident sent Sunday to USA TODAY Sports by Dallas Police Department accused Kristin Lowman, police determined that two drivers, one in a Corvette and the other in a Lamborghini, “were speeding in the far-left lane,” before the drivers lost control. The Lamborghini then veered onto the shoulder and hit the center median wall, causing a “chain reaction collision” that involved four other cars.

Police told the drivers and occupants from both the Corvette and Lamborghini “all ran from the scene without stopping to determine if anyone needed medical help or providing their information.”

Two drivers were treated on the scene for minor injuries, while two passengers from a different car were taken to a local hospital, also for minor injuries.

A man who was driving the road Saturday sent his dash-cam video to the Dallas Morning News, confirming the police account of the accident.

In the clip, the Corvette and Lamborghini appear to speed past on the left side before the Lamborghini appears to swipe a white Hyundai Accent. The Corvette collides with a van, which spins around. Three people appear to exit the Lamborghini and walk away.

While claiming responsibility in his statements, Rice has not elaborated on what his role was in the crash. According to ESPN, Rice had been leasing the Lamborghini from an exotic car rental company, whose contractual rental agreement would’ve stipulated Rice to be the only person allowed to drive the car. According to the Dallas Morning News, police said the Corvette was believed to be registered to Rice.

Rice was born in Philadelphia, but is from North Richland Hills, a western suburb of Dallas. Rice played football at Richland High School and then played collegiately at Southern Methodist University, which is located about a mile from the site of the car crash.

Rice was a rookie in 2023 for Kansas City and caught 79 passes for 938 yards and seven touchdowns, becoming an important offensive piece as the Chiefs went on their run to a Super Bowl victory. Rice’s regular season totals for receptions and yards ranked second on the team, behind only tight end , and his receiving touchdown total led the team.

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