Jail records show potential NFL draft pick Jalen Carter turned himself in to authorities Wednesday night after a warrant was issued for his arrest Wednesday morning.
Carter, 21, was booked into the Athens-Clark County Jail in Georgia at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday and was released shortly thereafter at 11:49 p.m. on a $4,000 bond. He is facing misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing in connection with a fatal crash that killed one of his Georgia football teammates, Devin Willock, and recruiting employee Chandler Lecroy earlier this year.
It was not immediately clear if Carter had hired an attorney. His agent did not respond to a request for comment.
Athens-Clark County Sheriff’s Department he said in a press release Carter was behind the wheel of a 2021 Jeep Trackhawk on the morning of the accident, which occurred at approximately 2:45 a.m. EST on January 15. An investigation found that he appeared to have been racing with LeCroy, who police said was intoxicated at the time.
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“Both vehicles turned between lanes, drove in the center turn lane, drove in opposite lanes to travel, overtook other motorists, and drove at high rates of speed, apparently in an attempt to overtake each other,” police said in a press release.
Carter, a top-five prospect in the NFL draft next month, was scheduled to speak with reporters at the Indianapolis Boy Scouts rally when the warrant was issued. He was a star on the title-winning Georgia national teams the past two seasons, and was a consensus All-American in 2022.
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