Kirby Smart wasted no time weighing in after news broke that Bulldogs star defensive lineman Jalen Carter is being charged regarding the accident that cost a player and UGA staffer their lives.
Carter was charged after an investigation into the January crash that cost Devin Willock and recruiting staff member Chandler LeCroy their lives.
This is what the Georgia Bulldogs head coach had to say:
“The charges today are deeply concerning, especially as we struggle to cope with the devastating loss of two beloved members of our community,” Smart said in a statement released by the school. “We will continue to cooperate fully with the authorities while supporting these families and assessing what we can learn from this horrible tragedy.”
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Carter was present at the scene of the crash, drove away, and misled police about it afterward. According to the report, Carter first told police he was close to a mile away when the crash occurred, but later changed his story to him being behind the other vehicle. Then he said he was alongside the car when it crashed.
Carter denied that he was racing the other car.
Carter was set to speak to reporters this morning at the NFL combine in Indianapolis but that did not end up happening for obvious reasons.
This is not the first offseason arrest for reckless driving and racing for Georgia, as Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested last month.
Stetson Bennett was also arrested shortly after the national Championship as well.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.