BREAKING: Arrest Warrant Issued For Top NFL Draft Prospect Jalen Carter For His Involvement In Fatal Car Crash

An arrest warrant has been issued for one of the top prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft — Jalen Carter — for his alleged role in a January traffic crash that killed a teammate and a recruiter staffer at the University of Georgia.

The Georgia defensive lineman is wanted on a reckless driving and racing charge by the Athens-Clarke County Police Dept. after an investigation found that Carter was allegedly street racing with Chandler LeCroy on January 15th. Both LeCroy, a Georgia staffer, and Georgia defensive lineman Devin Willock were killed when the Ford Expedition LeCroy was driving left the road at a high rate of speed and hit two telephone poles.

Two other individuals in LeCroy’s vehicle were injured and police quickly were able to determine that speed was a contributing factor to the accident:

Carter is widely seen as one of the best defensive players in the NFL draft and a possible No. 1 overall pick if the Chicago Bears don’t make a trade with a team seeking to draft a QB at No. 1 overall.


Carter has played a key role for Georgia as the Bulldogs have won back-to-back national titles. He had six sacks and 18.5 tackles for loss over the past two seasons. Carter dealt with a knee injury that caused him to miss time in 2022 but was still a focus of constant double-teams while he was on the field. He had 32 total tackles in 13 games as a junior a season ago.