The NFL combine is now underway.
This is an opportunity for teams to interview prospective players, observe their athletic abilities, and get a general sense of the players that they are considering.
Ahead of the combine, news broke about the top draft prospect, Jalen Carter.
Adam Schefter was the first to cover the news, which could severely impact Carter’s future.
More about police securing arrest warrants for former Georgia star Jalen Carter stemming from the top NFL draft prospect’s alleged involvement in a fatal crash involving a teammate.https://t.co/w5ub9PZsY8
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 1, 2023
According to this article, there have been warrants for Carter’s arrest.
He was spotted at the crime scene of a car crash involving one of his former teammates, who ended up passing away as the result of the injuries sustained in the crash.
As expected, this news elicited a strong response from NFL fans.
Todd McShay after this Jalen Carter news came out pic.twitter.com/oaJN4WDpoQ
— Hoss Delgado (@RollxTidexTee) March 1, 2023
wow, if im a team in the top 9 picks.. i stay away from this guy for sure!!!!
— go birds (@peeeeeezo) March 1, 2023
Okay but this is his fault how ?
— Cam (@Cam35474010) March 1, 2023
This changes everything
— J_Setz_ (@j_setz_) March 1, 2023
Wonder if @McShay13 is gonna see any apologies
— Nick Tackitt (@nicktackitt) March 1, 2023
Todd McShay is one of the most notable pre-draft analysts.
Over the past several weeks, he has talked about Carter’s character issues, which were concerning to him heading into the draft.
While Carter has yet to be charged for anything, the court of public opinion has certainly waned on Carter, at least, due to initial responses.
This is a serious matter that has massive legal ramifications.
While some NFL fans have used humor to express this situation, others have expressed their concerns.
What a sad situation. There’s no good way to spin this for Jalen Carter. He clearly made some very poor choices to put himself in this position. Hopefully this chapter ends with him learning from this and becoming a better man. https://t.co/rMqqzll05G
— Kenny G. (@Gritz_Blitz) March 1, 2023
As this fan reiterates, this is a tragic situation.
Why Carter’s involvement was only found out today is something that the University of Georgia will have to answer to, considering this accident happened in mid-January.
This is a developing story, and additional updates are likely to follow, especially given Carter’s potential to be the number-one overall pick.NEXT: NFL Analyst Gushes Over QB Draft Prospect's Film