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Chiefs WR Rashee Rice issues a statement apologizing for his role in a multi-vehicle accident

Chiefs WR Rashee Rice issues a statement apologizing for his role in a multi-vehicle accident

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashi Rice issued a statement Wednesday saying he will “take full responsibility” for his role in a multi-vehicle accident that occurred March 30 in Dallas.

Rice said in a press interview: “I met today with Dallas police investigators regarding Saturday’s incident.” statement Posted on social media. He added: “I take full responsibility for my role in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities. I sincerely apologize to everyone affected by Saturday's accident.”

Rice's statement comes after his attorney, Royce West, said this week that his client was “cooperating with authorities” after a multi-vehicle crash involving a vehicle linked to the 23-year-old was reported.

A preliminary investigation by Dallas Police found that the crash occurred when two speeding cars, a Lamborghini and a Corvette, lost control of the vehicle and “the Lamborghini struck the center wall and struck the center wall, causing a chain-reaction collision involving four other vehicles.”

“The occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette all fled the scene without stopping to determine if anyone needed medical assistance or provide information,” police said. Two people were treated for minor injuries at the scene, while two others were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, according to authorities.

Dallas Morning News mentioned on Sunday that one of the vehicles involved in the crash was “believed to be registered or leased to Rice.”

A second-round draft pick by the Chiefs in 2023, Rice recorded 79 receptions for 938 yards with seven touchdowns during her rookie season.