Rashee Rice hands himself in to police in Dallas before posting $40k bond with the Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl winner facing EIGHT charges for multi-vehicle crash he fled

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Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl winner Rashee Rice has handed himself into police in Dallas after an arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday night for causing a multi-vehicle car crash in Dallas in March.

Rice turned himself over to Glenn Heights police and was taken to the DeSoto Regional Jail, according to NBC, and has posted a $40k bond before being released.  He earns $1.6m-a-year on his current deal with the Chiefs. 

The 23-year-old faces eight charges in total – six counts of collision involving bodily injury, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and one count of aggravated assault.

CBS Sports had reported late on Wednesday that Rice planned to turn himself in and that process was being finalized. Rice crashed his Lamborghini on a Dallas highway and police suspect that he was racing it.

Arrest warrants have also been issued for Theodore Knox, 21, who was driving the other speeding sports car, a Corvette, police said. Police said that arrest warrants have been issued for Knox  – who was suspended by SMU on Thursday – for one count of aggravated assault, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and six counts of collision involving injury. 

Rashee Rice’s mugshot has been released after handing himself in on Thursday 

Kansas City Chiefs star Rice was wanted by police after his car crash in Dallas in March

Kansas City Chiefs star Rice was wanted by police after his car crash in Dallas in March

Dashcam footage of the accident shows when the Super Bowl winner crashed last month

Dashcam footage of the accident shows when the Super Bowl winner crashed last month

Last week, Rice posted a statement on social media taking responsibility for what happened. 

‘Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday’s accident,’ Rice said in his statement. 

‘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.’

Police suspected Rice was racing the Corvette at the time of the collision. They have previously said the drivers of the Corvette and Lamborghini were speeding in the far left lane when they lost control and the Lamborghini traveled onto the shoulder and hit the center median wall, causing the chain collision.

After the smash had happened, three men – including Rice – were filmed walking away from the wreckage without stopping.

The police report revealed that 10.8 grams of marijuana was found in the vehicle that Rice’s attorney has confirmed he was driving.

In Texas, possession of up to two ounces of marijuana is a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to 180 days in jail and fine of up to $2,000.

The 23-year-old Rice said in a statement last week he takes responsibility for the accident

The 23-year-old Rice said in a statement last week he takes responsibility for the accident

Wide receiver Rice - pictured in action for the Chiefs last season - grew up in Fort Worth, Texas

Wide receiver Rice – pictured in action for the Chiefs last season – grew up in Fort Worth, Texas 

‘We continue to monitor developments in the matter,’ chief NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy was quoted as saying by Pro Football Talk after Wednesday night’s developments. 

Chiefs’ President Mark Donovan said that the organization will act accordingly once facts are established.

‘In all these situations you have to wait until you have all the facts, and frankly, we don’t have all the facts at this point,’ Donovan said. 

‘The one comforting fact that we do have is that there was a multi-car crash in Texas, in Dallas. And fortunately, it doesn’t appear that anyone was hurt, and we should be grateful for that.’

Southern Methodist University suspended cornerback Knox, meanwhile, for his involvement in the car crash that led to an arrest warrant for Rice.

‘SMU has been notified by Dallas Police of an arrest warrant for Theodore ‘Teddy’ Knox, a student-athlete on the Mustang football team,’ the statement read. ‘Knox has been suspended from the team. SMU takes these allegations seriously.’

‘Federal student privacy laws prevent the University from discussing details involving student disciplinary proceedings.’

Rice was born in Philadelphia but grew up in the Fort Worth, Texas, suburb of North Richland Hills. He played college football at nearby Southern Methodist University, where a breakout senior season in 2022 put the wide receiver on the radar of NFL teams.

The Chiefs selected him in the second round of last year’s draft, and he quickly became one of the only dependable options in their passing game.

He recorded 79 catches and 938 yards with a team-leading seven touchdown receptions in 16 games (eight starts) after being selected by Kansas City in the second round of the 2023 NFL Draft. 

He also had 26 catches for 262 yards and a score in four playoff games to help the Chiefs secure their second straight Super Bowl title. 

He set a franchise rookie playoff record with 130 receiving yards in January’s 26-7 playoff win over Miami Dolphins, earning huge praise from Travis Kelce.

‘I’m proud of him,’ Kelce said. ‘I think he’s come a long way, and I think he’s still ascending as a player in this offense. It’s just been fun to see him rise to the occasion and really just catapult us in a lot of ways both in the pass game and run game.’

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