Jalen Carter cannot seem to get past the bad press surrounding his name.
Court records show that Jalen Carter was driving with a suspended license on the night a fatal crash killed teammate Devin Willock and recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy, according to ESPN’s Tim McManus.
Carter is facing no additional charges after he already pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to 12 months of probation, a $1,000 fine, and 80 hours of community service. He was not charged with driving with a suspended license.
However, Carter’s attorney Kim Stephens told ESPN that the solicitor’s office did not find a suspended license when they ran it back in March 2023. Stephens stated that they were unaware that Carter’s license was suspended.
“The driver’s history that the solicitor’s office ran back in March of 2023 did not show any license suspension,” Stephens said. “Otherwise, they would have charged him with that.”
Stephens said that it isn’t possible for Carter to be retroactively charged with driving on a suspended license since the case is now closed.
Carter was racing against the vehicle driven by LeCroy when it crashed, killing her and Willock and wounding offensive tackle Warren McClendon and staffer Tory Bowles, according to police. According to authorities, LeCroy’s blood alcohol percentage was 0.197, which was double the legal limit in Georgia at the time of the crash.
This week, Carter was named as part of a $40 million lawsuit filed by Willock’s father, Dave Willock Sr.
Willock is seeking $30 million from the University of Georgia’s athletic association in compensatory damages as well as $10 million from Carter in punitive damages.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.