Habitual ‘Over-Speeder’ Jalen Carter Was Once Caught Going Twice the Speed Limit by a Cop Before the Deadly Athens Crash

Shubham Bhargav
|Published 13/03/2023

Georgia Bulldogs’ defensive tackle Jalen Carter made a name for himself by delivering memorable performances in his college days. So when the 2x CFP national champion registered for the 2023 draft, speculations about which NFL team will rope him in started spreading like wildfire.

However, the star recruit’s draft stock nosedived when it was revealed that he has been involved in a deadly car crash in Athens. The incident resulted in the deaths of a fellow Bulldogs player and a staff member after which, police issued two misdemeanor warrants for Carter’s arrest.

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Old bodycam footage show Jalen Carter getting pulled over for over-speeding

As it turns out, Jalen was also stopped for overspending once by a cop quite a while before the Athens crash had taken place. A Bodycam footage from September 2022 is now going viral in which a cop was seen asking Carter to go slow as he was going at 90 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Your break is you’re not going to jail. ‘Cause that would make all kinds of news, right? Just hang tight, ’aight? You’re getting a ticket for the speed,” the officer can be heard telling Carter in the video. He had also asked Jalen to tell his fellow teammates to that they need to drive slow.

Look. I don’t know if y’all need to send out a text like to all your teammates – slow down! We wouldn’t be talking if you were going the speed limit,” the officer had claimed. “I mean it’s so easy to slow down alright?” he had stated. The DT was eventually slapped with a $1,013 fine for speeding. Moreover, he was fined another $151 for having an illegal tinted window.

Carter turned himself in earlier this month

The fatal crash involving Jalen occurred on 15th of January this year, just 6 days after the Bulldogs annihilated the opponents to register their second consecutive CFP National Championship win. The team celebrated the emphatic win well into the night after which, Jalen and a staff member named Chandler LeCroy reportedly started racing each other in their respective cars.

Unfortunately, the race took LeCroy and offensive lineman Devin Willock’s life. After a warrant was issued for Carter’s arrest, he turned himself in on the night of March 1. However, just 16 minutes later, Jalen was released on a $4,000 bond.

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Shubham Bhargav

Shubham Bhargav

Shubham is an NFL editor at the Sports Rush. He can write and talk about NFL all day without breaking a sweat. A Communications post-graduate, Shubham can be tough to stop once he starts talking about the nuances and the little details of his favorite sport. He also enjoys movies, likes trekking and absolutely loves to engage in a healthy debate on any subject.

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