Georgie defensive tackle Jalen Carter, who is considered by some to be the top prospect in the 2023 NFL Draft, has had an arrest warrant issued for him. The warrant comes from a January incident that resulted in the death of Carter’s former teammate and a Georgia football staffer. He’s being charged with two misdemeanors at this time.
Jalen Carter is subject of arrest warrant in Athens after being implicated by police for racing in the crash that took the life of former teammate, and UGA staffer. pic.twitter.com/2TC0DS40sO— Seth Emerson (@SethWEmerson) March 1, 2023
Carter was the number one player on Daniel Jeremiah’s latest top 50 player rankings for the NFL draft. He is widely considered a top-5 or top-10 selection.
There had been some rumors of character concerns with Carter, largely swirling around ESPN analyst Todd McShay, but those around the Bulldog had shut those down pretty quickly. He was apparently a really good teammate while at UGA including buying some meals for players that didn’t have enough scholarship money to eat at certain times.
Of course, Carter is innocent until proven otherwise, but he will now have a lot of questions to answer. He’s left the NFL’s Scouting Combine to head back to Athens to address the charges.