Former Georgia star Jalen Carter, one of the top prospects in next month’s NFL draft, has turned himself into police after he was charged with reckless driving and racing in connection with a crash that killed a teammate and a recruiting staff member.
The Athens-Clarke County Police Department issued an arrest warrant that alleges Carter was racing his 2021 Jeep Trackhawk against the 2021 Ford Expedition driven by the recruiting staffer, 24-year-old Chandler LeCroy, which led to the fatal accident. Devin Willock, who was an offensive lineman for the Bulldogs, and LeCroy were killed in what police initially reported as a single-vehicle accident.
Soon after turning himself in, he would take his mugshot, which was released today.
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Carter posted a $4,000 bond and promptly went back to the NFL combine to finish interviews and do other activities.
In a statement posted to social media on Wednesday, Carter said he intended to return to Athens to “answer the misdemeanor charges against me and to make certain that the complete and accurate truth is presented.”
He also said in his statement that he expects to be “fully exonerated of any criminal wrongdoing.”
Carter is the No. 1 prospect in the draft. There is no telling what these charges will do to his draft stock as teams try and figure out if he’s worth the trouble or if he may end up going to jail over these charges.
He could very well see himself dropping in the draft or not being selected at all.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.