University of Georgia (UGA) football star Jalen Carter turned himself in to authorities on Monday after being charged with vehicular homicide and racing in connection with a deadly crash that occurred on Sunday. The crash left one person dead and another injured.
Carter was released shortly after his arrest, according to records obtained by WSB Atlanta.
The fatal crash occurred in Gwinnett County, Georgia and involved two cars, one driven by Carter, a top NFL draft prospect, and the other by a 22-year-old woman.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the other driver was taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
Carter’s arrest has sparked a conversation in the sports world about the consequences of reckless driving. Former NFL general manager Mike Tannenbaum weighed in on the situation, saying that Carter’s NFL draft prospects could be in jeopardy due to his involvement in the incident.
The tragic incident has also connected Carter to another UGA football player, Demetris Robertson, who was involved in a separate fatal crash in 2019. Both Carter and Robertson were star athletes at the university and now are connected by two tragic incidents.
The Oakland Raiders could face a difficult decision come draft day as Carter is projected to be a top pick. With the seventh overall selection in the draft, the Raiders could have a dream scenario if Carter is still available, but they may be forced to pass on the player they want due to the circumstances.
The incident has left many in the sports world with heavy hearts, and the full coverage of the story can be found on USNN.