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.