10:32 AM PT -- Henry Ruggs' attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, just released a statement following Wednesday morning's hearing ... promising that when the former football player is released from prison, "he will return to making positive contributions to his community."
"Mr. Ruggs has accepted responsibility for his actions, entered a guilty plea, and now been sentenced by the court," the lawyers said. "In court today Mr. Ruggs expressed his sincere sadness for the loss of Ms. Tintor and the impact that it has had on her loved ones."
They added that Ruggs "is prepared to serve his prison sentence."
Former NFL star Henry Ruggs has been sentenced to 3-to-10 years in prison over the 2021 car crash that resulted in the death of 23-year-old Tina Tintor and her dog.
The ex-Raiders wide receiver learned his fate just minutes ago inside a packed Las Vegas courtroom.
Ruggs, 24, showed up to the Wednesday morning proceedings in a navy suit and tie ... and issued an apology to Tintor's family right at the outset of the hearing.
"To the parents and family of Ms. Tintor, I sincerely apologize for the pain and suffering my actions the morning of Nov. 2, 2021 have caused you, your family and those who knew Ms. Tina and Max," he said.
"I let my family, my teammates and those who believed in me down with my actions and hurt so many."
He added that there was "no excuse" for his actions.
A statement from Tintor's family was also read inside the courtroom ... before the judge made her ruling. Ruggs was then immediately remanded into custody.
But, the former football player reached a deal with prosecutors back in May, agreeing to plead guilty to one felony count of DUI resulting in death and one misdemeanor count of vehicular manslaughter in exchange for a prison sentence that would not exceed 3-to-10 years.
Ruggs, who will now be eligible for parole following his third year in prison, was picked by the Raiders in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft ... and had started 19 games in his two seasons with the team. The org. released him following the accident.