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Rashee Rice: Kansas City Chiefs Super Bowl winner admits role in Texas car crash that left four injured

Rashee Rice has admitted he was involved in a multi-car collision that featured a Lamborghini he was leasing; four people were left with minor injuries following the incident in Dallas; Rice was a key figure in the Kansas City Chiefs' Super Bowl win in February

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice warm ups prior to a game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023 in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)
Image: Rashee Rice was the leading wide receiver for the Super Bowl-winning Kansas City Chiefs

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice says he is taking "full responsibility" for his part in a Dallas car accident that resulted in minor injuries to four people.

Rice was leasing a Lamborghini SUV that police said was speeding along with a Corvette on North Central Expressway on Saturday.

The crash ultimately involved six vehicles, police said, and the occupants of the Lamborghini and Corvette left the scene without providing information or determining whether anyone needed medical attention.

"Today I met with Dallas PD investigators regarding Saturday's accident. I take full responsibility for my part in this matter and will continue to cooperate with the necessary authorities," Rice wrote on Wednesday in a post to his Instagram Story.

"I sincerely apologize to everyone impacted in Saturday's accident."

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Highlights from the Kansas City Chiefs against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LVIII from Las Vegas.

An attorney for Rice said earlier this week that the NFL player was cooperating with authorities but did not elaborate.

The Chiefs also said they were aware of the crash but declined additional comment. Police have not released any information about the other people involved in the wreck.

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Rice was leasing the Lamborghini from The Classic Lifestyle, said Kyle Coker, an attorney for the Dallas-based exotic car rental company. Under the terms of the lease, Rice would have been the only person allowed to drive the vehicle, which rents for about $1,750 (£1,380) a day and is worth about $250,000 (£197,000).

Rice's attorney, state senator Royce West, said Rice "will take all necessary steps to address this situation responsibly." West did not respond to questions Tuesday and has not said whether Rice was driving one of the vehicles.

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The Chiefs made a beautiful trick play to allow Rashee Rice to walk into the end zone.

Rice was born in Philadelphia but grew up in the Fort Worth, Texas, suburb of North Richland Hills. He played college football at nearby SMU, 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. With exceptional quickness off the line of scrimmage, Rice finished second on the team to Travis Kelce with 73 receptions for 938 yards while leading the Chiefs with seven touchdown receptions.

Rice may have been even better in the playoffs. He had 26 catches for 262 yards and a touchdown, including six catches for 39 yards against San Francisco in the Super Bowl, helping the Chiefs win their third Lombardi Trophy in five years.

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