Henry Ruggs III
The Raiders treaded water as one of the NFL’s mediocre franchises for a couple of decades. Then Ruggs burst out as one of their most exciting weapons, combining with passer Derek Carr to provide optimism. But this fell flat after he killed a woman in a drunken car crash after he drove an unreal 156 mph.
Police arrested him after he lost control of his Corvette Stingray and smashed into the other vehicle. Tina Tintor and her dog died in the ensuing blaze and Ruggs faced years in jail. The loss of life was the biggest tragedy but it’s also a massive waste of potential. Sadly his partying destroyed his future and ruined many lives (via CBS Sports).