Match looks for millions from Chiefs’ Rice, SMU’s Knox

  • Adam Teicher, ESPN Personnel WriterApr 15, 2024, 06:04 PM ET


    • Covered Chiefs for 20 seasons for Kansas City Star
    • Joined ESPN in 2013

Rashee Rice and Teddy Knox are being taken legal action against in Texas for over $1 million in real damages and $10 million in punitive damages by two individuals who state they were injured in a six-vehicle crash March 30 in Dallas.The plaintiffs,

Edvard Petrovskiy and Irina Gromova, allege Rice and Knox deliberately raced their automobiles at speeds well beyond the published limits and caused the six-vehicle crash that caused their injuries.Rice, a wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs

, was the leaseholder of both cars and was driving one at the time of the crash. Knox, a football player and former teammate of Rice’s at SMU Mustangs, was driving the other.Editor’s Picks 2 Related Rice, 23, and Knox, 21, are each dealing with

one count of intensified attack, one count of collision including severe bodily injury and 6 counts of accident including injury, according to police.In the suit, Petrovskiy and Gromova declare injuries that include brain trauma, cuts to the face

requiring stitches, contusions, disfigurement and internal bleeding.They are requesting for actual damages that consist of healthcare, physical discomfort and suffering, loss of earning capacity, mental anguish

and residential or commercial property damage of $71,122.69. On April 3, Rice said in an Instagram post that he took”full responsibility “for his actions.Earlier Monday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said that the team anticipates Rice to participate as they started their offseason program Monday with virtual meetings. Reid wouldn’t state whether the Chiefs were intending on having Rice take part later in the spring when they move the program to Kansas City.”I wish to keep collecting the info from the law enforcement individuals,”Reid said. “We’ll simply see where everything goes from there [and] let the procedure happen.” Knox has actually been suspended by SMU, which said in a statement last week that it”takes these claims seriously.”

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