The timing of this is very suspect by the Georgia police department.
They could have done this before or after the combine, but doing it right in the middle of the combine seems intentional.
Also, putting out arrest warrants on misdemeanor charges also seems very suspect and intentional on their part.
Here is what Carter had to say about the charges.
Former Georgia star Jalen Carter, one of the top prospects in next month’s NFL draft, has been charged with reckless driving and racing in connection with a crash that killed a teammate and a recruiting staff member.
The Athens-Clarke County (Georgia) Police Department has issued an arrest warrant, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, which alleges Carter was racing his 2021 Jeep Trackhawk against the 2021 Ford Expedition driven by the recruiting staffer, 24-year-old Chandler LeCroy, which led to the Jan. 15 wreck.
In a statement posted to social media later Wednesday, Carter said he intends to return to Athens to “answer the misdemeanor charges against me and to make certain that the complete and accurate truth is presented.”
Carter’s representatives told police that they were “making arrangements for [Carter] to turn himself in,” according to Shaun Barnett, a spokesperson for the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.
Barnett told ABC News that Athens police “have been in contact with his representatives” but said he did not know when Carter will turn himself in.
Carter also said in his statement that he expects to be “fully exonerated of any criminal wrongdoing.”
Details of the investigation, released Wednesday, cited evidence that Carter and LeCroy were “operating their vehicles in a manner consistent with racing” shortly before the crash.
“The evidence demonstrated that both vehicles switched between lanes, drove in the center turn lane, drove in opposite lanes of travel, overtook other motorists, and drove at high rates of speed, in an apparent attempt to outdistance each other,” the police statement said.
Police investigators have determined that “alcohol impairment, racing, reckless driving, and speed were significant contributing factors to the crash.” A toxicology report indicated that LeCroy’s blood alcohol concentration was .197 — more than twice the legal limit in Georgia — at the time of the crash, according to police.
We will have to see if this affects his draft stock. I don’t think so, but only time will tell.