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The Chiefs receiver was booked and released on bail

The Chiefs receiver was booked and released on bail

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Rashi Rice, who faces eight felony charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident on a Dallas freeway, turned himself in to police Thursday and was later released on bail. Dallas police gave Rice, 23, 24 hours to surrender after filing charges against her on Wednesday.

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

“I want to reiterate Mr. Rice's continued cooperation with law enforcement,” Rice's attorney, Royce West, said in a statement issued to USA TODAY Sports. “Mr. Rice acknowledges his actions and feels deeply for those injured as a result of this incident.

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

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

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

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The Chiefs did not comment 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