Photographer that Rashee Rice allegedly hit wants charges dropped: report

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The alleged victim of an assault at the hands of Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice wants charges dropped from the case.

The photographer that Rice allegedly hit signed an affidavit of non-prosecution, Dallas police told FOX4 Kansas City on Tuesday.

Law enforcement opened an investigation into Rice earlier this month after the alleged victim said Rice punched him in the face at a nightclub.

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Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashee Rice (4) catches a deep pass as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt (29) defends in the third quarter during a Week 17 NFL football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023, at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. ( Kareem Elgazzar/The Enquirer/USA Today Network)

According to FOX4, the police report stated that the photographer received an Instagram message from Rice to return to a club in Dallas after he had left, being under the impression Rice wanted to hire him to take pictures. However, Rice punched him “after asking him to look at Instagram messages on Rice’s phone.”

Rice is already under the microscope after he surrendered to authorities last month for his role in a car crash that involved multiple vehicles. He was later released on bond but faces multiple serious charges in the case.

Police said Rice was driving a Lamborghini that reached a top speed of 119 miles per hour, while SMU football player Theodore Knox was driving a Corvette on North Central Expressway in Dallas on March 30.

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Rashee Rice #4 of the Kansas City Chiefs completes a pass prior to the NFL Super Bowl 58 football game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium on Feb. 11, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Michael Owens/Getty Images)

Both drivers were speeding and lost control of their vehicles at some point. The cars then crashed into four other vehicles, leaving four people with injuries.

Lawsuits have been filed against Rice and Knox. 

The plaintiffs are suing due to several injuries that include “trauma to the brain, lacerations to the face requiring stiches, multiple contusions about the body, disfigurement, internal bleeding and other internal and external injuries that may only be fully revealed over the course of medical treatment,” according to court documents.

Once the legal process plays out, the NFL could punish Rice. 

If he is suspended, the Chiefs could rely on rookie Xavier Worthy in Rice’s absence. Kansas City drafted Worthy in the first round of last month’s draft, shortly after he set an NFL Scouting Combine record for the 40-yard dash.

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Rashee Rice #4 of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field following an NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Kansas City Chiefs at Empower Field At Mile High on October 29, 2023 in Denver, Colorado. (Michael Owens/Getty Images)

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Rice finished his rookie season with 938 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

Fox News’ Chantz Martin contributed to this report.

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