Georgia football star DL Jalen Carter gets probation on charges

Georgia defensive lineman Jalen Carter (88) runs a drill during UGA Pro Day in Athens, Ga., on Wednesday, March 15, 2023.

Jalen Carter’s legal issues in connection to the fatal car crash of two from the Georgia football program now have some clarity as teams evaluate him as a top NFL draft prospect.

The former star Georgia defensive tackle entered no contest please to two misdemeanor charges of reckless driving and racing after working on a resolution with the solicitor’s general office, according to Kim Stephens, his attorney. Carter entered the pleas Thursday morning at an appearance at the Municipal Court of Athens-Clarke County.

Carter is sentenced to 12 months of probation, must pay a $1,000 fine and perform 50 hours of community service and complete a state approved defensive driving course. Carter was also suspended for driving in the state of Georgia for 120 days, according to Will Fleenor, Solicitor General of Athens-Clarke County.

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