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NFL star Rashee Rice turns himself in to Texas police for highway racing crash

The Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver now faces eight felony charges
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Super Bowl champion wide receiver Rashee Rice has turned himself into Texas police after they issued a warrant for his arrest into connection to a multi-car highway crash in Dallas.

The Kansas City Chiefs player turned himself in and was processed at the DeSoto Regional Jail for his alleged part in the March 30 highway crash that resulted in multiple injuries and hospitalizations.

According to police, Rice is suspected of racing in a Lamborghini against a man named Kevin Knox, who was driving a Corvette leased in Rice’s name. The men are accused of speeding in the left lane of the city’s North Central Expressway before Rice reportedly hit the center median causing a chain reaction of four other vehicles to crash into each other.

Both Rice and Knox were uninjured and left the scene of the accident. However, two other motorists were transported to area hospitals for minor injuries in addition to two other drivers being treated by Dallas Fire Rescue at the scene.

Rice took to social media to claim “full responsibility” for his actions.

“Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday’s incident,” Rice wrote in the post. “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,” he concluded.

While Knox is charged with multiple counts along with Rice, he is currently “not in custody at this time,” says the Dallas Police Department.

Rice is almost sure to face suspension from the NFL as he is charged with a total of eight felony counts, including six counts of collision involving bodily injury, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and one count of aggravated assault.

After posting a bond of $5,000 for each count totaling $40,000, Rice was released from custody pending his next court date.

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