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    Kansas City Chiefs WR Rashee Rice surrenders to police, released on bond

    By Jarrett Bell, USA TODAY,

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice. Joe Camporeale, USA TODAY Sports

    Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice, facing eight felony counts stemming from a hit-and-run crash on a Dallas expressway, turned himself in to police on Thursday and was subsequently released on bond. Rice, 23, was given 24 hours by Dallas police to surrender after charges were filed on Wednesday.

    Rice was booked at the Glenn Heights (Texas) Police Department and was taken to DeSoto Jail. According to WFAA-TV, his total bond was $40,000.

    “I want to re-emphasize Mr. Rice’s continued cooperation with law enforcement,” Rice’s attorney, Royce West, said in a statement released to USA TODAY Sports. “Mr. Rice acknowledges his actions and feels deeply for those injured as a result of this accident.

    “Our legal team is now tasked with reviewing all legal documents.”

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    Rice has been charged with six counts of collision involving bodily injury, one count of collision involving serious bodily injury and one count of aggravated assault for his role in the crash on the North Central Expressway on March 30. The most serious charge, aggravated assault that is a second-degree felony, is punishable by two to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

    Teddy Knox, an SMU cornerback and former college teammate of Rice who drove the other vehicle involved in the apparent racing that caused the collision, was charged with identical counts and also faced a Thursday deadline to surrender. The SMU football program told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday that it was aware of the charges facing Knox and that he has been suspended from the program.

    The Chiefs have not commented on Rice’s status; the NFL is monitoring the case, which is subject to discipline under the league’s personal conduct policy.

    Contributing: Jordan Mendoza

    This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Kansas City Chiefs WR Rashee Rice surrenders to police, released on bond

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