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Kansas City Chiefs’ Rashee Rice breaks silence on criminal charges. What did he say?

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The second-year wide receiver has been a full participant so far during the Kansas City Chiefs’ offseason program, yet it’s not what Rashee Rice has been doing that caught attention, but rather what he said. Indeed, in his first public comments about a high-speed crash that led to him being charged, Rice spoke to the idea of maturing.

Rashee Rice addresses car crash for the first time

“I’ve learned so much from [the car crash],” Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice told the press at a Kansas City youth camp on Saturday. In attendance with fellow Chiefs wide receivers, Rice went on to explain the idea of moving forward from his mistakes. “All I can do is mature and continue to grow from that. This is a step in a better direction for me. Accidents and stuff like that happen, but all you can do is move forward and walk around being the same person, try to be positive so that everybody can feel your love and your great energy.”

The 24-year-old was of course arrested in April following his involvement in a six-vehicle crash in Dallas. It was later understood that Rice was racing other cars at speeds up to 119 miles per hour at the time the accident occurred. What followed was a brief manhunt as he seemingly attempted to evade the police, before finally turning himself in. To that end, Rice has since been charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury, and six counts of collision involving injury. Reports also indicate that two of the alleged victims of the crash are currently suing Rice for $10 million in punitive damages stemming from the incident.

Further to that, Rice is also under investigation for an alleged assault which is said to have occurred at a nightclub on May 6th. It is worth noting, however, that the alleged victim has since declined to file charges, telling police that the alleged altercation was nothing more than a misunderstanding. With that said, Rice could still be subject to discipline from the NFL itself should he be found guilty of violating the league’s personal conduct policy.

Where the Chiefs are concerned, the team has continued to be publicly supportive of Rice since the incident with quarterback Patrick Mahomes speaking directly about his teaMMAte last month. “I think we try to just do whatever we can to teach him how to learn from his mistakes,” Mahomes said last month. “Obviously that (accident) was a big mistake, but you have to learn from it, make sure it doesn’t happen again, and try to do whatever you can to be the best person you can be in society, not only for yourself but for the people around you. And I think he is doing that. But right now, we’re just gonna keep trying to do whatever we can to get him on the right path so that he can be a great Football player, obviously, but we want him to be a great person, too.”

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