Henry Ruggs‘ former Alabama teammate, Jaylen Waddle, says he was shocked by the ex-Raiders star’s arrest … calling Ruggs both a “good person” and a “good dude.”
Waddle explained his feelings on Ruggs’ legal situation to Pacman Jones and Omar Kelly on the the “I Am Athlete” show this week … saying he never would have thought Ruggs would be in the situation he’s currently in.
In fact, Waddle said out of the star ‘Bama wideouts who went to school together — which also included Devonta Smith and Jerry Jeudy — Ruggs was perhaps the best guy in the meeting rooms.
“Out of all us,” Waddle said, “that’d be the person that you least expect something like that to happen to.”
Waddle told Jones and Kelly that Ruggs was such a good friend, the two still keep in contact with each other to this day.
As we reported, Ruggs is facing decades behind bars after he was accused of driving drunk and killing Tina Tintor after he crashed his pricey sports car into the back of her Rav4.
Ruggs is currently out on bond while he awaits trial.
Waddle didn’t want to comment too much on the situation due to the pending legal case — but he did say the incident has made him more aware of his surroundings and behavior.
“It can happen to anybody,” Waddle said. “You got your antennas up. That’s just eye-opening.”