Report: Eagles’ Jalen Carter is getting sued for his involvement in fatal January car crash
On Thursday, former University of Georgia staffer Victoria Bowles filed a lawsuit against the UGA Athletic Association and Jalen Carter, in regards to a fatal crash that took two lives back in January.
The crash killed football player Devin Willock and UGA recruiting analyst Chandler LeCroy. Bowles managed to survive the accident, but due to medical expenses and lost income from the event, she’s seeking damages upwards of $171 million from the defendants.
Here’s a quick rundown of how this whole thing even came to be:
- Jalen Carter and LeCroy were racing their vehicles just hours after Georgia took home their second-straight National Championship on Jan. 15.
- Carter managed to avoid crashing his vehicle, but LeCroy did not. Evidence showed that LeCroy’s vehicle was traveling at 104 MPH just before the crash.
- Both LeCroy and Willock died from injuries sustained during the crash; Willock died on the scene, LeCroy died later at the hospital.
- LeCroy’s other passenger, Bowles, survived and her attorney said she suffered “a spinal cord injury sufficient to cause leakage of cerebrospinal fluid.”
- During the week of the NFL scouting combine, a warrant for Carter’s arrest was issued and he was charged with reckless driving and racing. He pled no contest and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service, pay a $1,000 fine, and serve a year of probation.
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There are a ton of layers to this situation that goes much deeper than Jalen Carter’s involvement. Nevertheless, this is obviously a very serious situation that I’m sure Carter is going to handle professionally.
There were a lot of question marks surrounding Carter’s character during the draft process, and some of that skepticism persists to this day. While that is completely fair, Carter did the right thing when the the warrant was initially issued for his arrest.
To what degree Jalen Carter is going to be held responsible for this tragedy is yet to be seen. We’ll just have to wait and see the legal process play out to get a better understanding of where the Eagles DT stands.
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