Of preferential treatment and Georgia’s Jalen Carter

Sixteen minutes.

If you want to know what the definition of an entitled athlete is, look at  Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter.

He was charged Wednesday with misdemeanors relating to the accident that saw teammate Devin Willock and a Georgia staffer Chandler LeCroy die in a January  15 accident.

Somehow, Carter, a top prospect in the 2023 NFL draft, was booked at 11:33 p.m. Wednesday and released on $4,000 bail 16 minutes later. He turned himself into Athens County Jail and was processed there.

A call to Athens-Clarke County Court revealed there is no night court so Carter could not have gone through that system before learning his arraignment date was April 18. He was actually booked by police.

The cost of two lives? Sixteen minutes.

Carter is alleged to have been racing his 2021 Jeep Trackhawk against the 2021 Ford Expedition driven by recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy, leading to the crash.

“The evidence demonstrated that both vehicles switched between lanes, drove in the centre 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 Athens-Clarke County Police Department said in a statement.

Adding insult to the situation, ESPN reported Carter returned to the combine in Indianapolis.

Those should be some interesting interviews at the combine as Carter tries to explain — clarify — why he has been charged in a fatal accident.

And one has to wonder how the process took place at nearly midnight in Georgia — there isn’t a night court. It is like a bad episode of “Law & Order.”

More like “Law & Disorder.”



Story originally appeared on Touchdown Wire