Arrest Warrant Issued For Projected 1st-Round Pick In Upcoming Draft

Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter, who is considered a top prospect ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft, has been issued an arrest warrant for racing and reckless driving in connection with a fatal traffic incident that occurred in January.

The incident involved Carter, former Georgia recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy, and Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock, who were reportedly drag racing at the time.

LeCroy and Willock were killed in a single-car accident that night. Carter was present at the scene of the incident, but reportedly left before police arrived and later returned.

Multiple reports said that he gave different accounts of the events to the police. The Athens-Clarke County Police Department secured misdemeanor arrest warrants for Carter on Wednesday.

Despite the warrant, Carter was present and scheduled to speak at the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday.

However, he later left the event and arrangements were made for him to be turned in to the police. In a statement, Carter said he expects to be "fully exonerated" once the facts of the case are known.

Carter's arrest warrant has raised questions about his draft stock, as he had been mentioned as a potential option for the No. 1 overall pick. Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports