Jalen Carter returns to 2023 NFL Scouting Combine after arrest for reckless driving, racing in connection with fatal crash
University of Georgia quarterback Jalen Carter, who was booked and released Wednesday night on reckless driving and racing charges, returned to Indianapolis Thursday to finish his interviews, measurements and other activities at the 2023 NFL Scouting Unite, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said. . to the source.
One of the top picks in the 2023 NFL Draft, Carter was issued an arrest warrant in Athens, Georgia, as a result of an ongoing investigation into a fatal crash on Jan. 15, the Athens-Clark County Police Department said Wednesday.
Carter, 21, was arrested at 11:33 pm ET and released at 11:49 pm Wednesday night after paying $4,000 bail for two misdemeanor charges.
Carter issued a statement on Wednesday before turning himself in, stating that he intended to return to Athens “to answer the accusations of misconduct against me and to ensure that the full and exact truth is presented”.
“I received a call this morning from the Athens, Georgia Police Department, informing me that two misdemeanor warrants were issued against me for reckless driving and racing,” Carter said. “This morning, numerous reports about the tragic events of January 15, 2023 also circulated in the media.”
News of Carter’s arrest warrants came hours after the report’s release. Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday, Carter was present at the crash site, left the scene before police arrived, and then gave “altering reports of the crash as an Athens police officer interrogated him about whether he was racing in the crashed car.”
Carter, who announced the NFL Draft on January 10, did not attend a scheduled Wednesday morning press conference at the 2023 NFL Scouting Unity in Indianapolis. NFL Senior Vice President of Football and International Communications Michael Signora told the media rallied in Carter’s designated podium that Carter would not be speaking at Wednesday’s event.
Carter, who played on the All-American and All-SEC first team for the Bulldogs in 2022, played in 13 games with nine starts as a junior for eventual national champions. He is currently the No. 1 player on NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremy’s list of the top 50 prospects this year.