Back in January, Georgia offensive tackle Devin Willock and recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy were killed in a horrific car crash during Georgia’s National Championship celebration.
With that being said, it was announced yesterday that Georgia superstar defensive lineman, and projected number one overall pick in this year’s NFL draft, Jalen Carter, was issued a warrant for his arrest for his alleged involvement in the wreck.
He faces charges of reckless driving and racing, as it’s alleged that Carter was street racing with LeCroy at the time of the crash.
Carter left the scene originally, and lied to the police about his whereabouts.
Later yesterday, Carter shared a statement denying his involvement in the wreck, claiming his innocence:
“This morning, I received a telephone call from the Athens Georgia Police Department informing me that two misdemeanor warrants have been issued against me for reckless driving and racing.
Numerous media reports also have circulated this morning containing inaccurate information concerning the tragic events of January 15, 2023.
It is my intention to return to Athens to answer the misdemeanor charges against me and to make certain that the complete and accurate truth is presented. There is no question in my mind that when all of the facts are known that I will be fully exonerated of any criminal wrongdoing.”
And now we know more details about Carter’s arrest, future court date, etc.
He was booked into jail at 11:33 PM last night, and released 16 minutes later on a $4,000 bond. $2,500 for racing, and $1,500 for reckless driving, according to USA Today.
Arrest documents say that he is scheduled to appear in Athens-Clarke County Municipal Court at 9 AM on April 18th, a little over a week before the NFL Draft on April 27th in Kansas City.
At least Carter will have an opportunity to clear his name before the draft begins.