Eagles rookie Jalen Carter’s heartwarming gesture amid lawsuit over Bulldogs teammate Devin Willock’s death

The dream of stepping into the NFL field came true for the former offensive lineman Jalen Carter in the 2023 NFL draft with the Philadelphia Eagles. Regardless of that, just before seeing his dream come true, the player had to deal with a terrible accident for which he is now under the custody of law.

Amid his controversial accident that led to two Georgia stars dying in the spot, the Eagle’s first-round selection has set a remark for his fellows in Georgia College with a major contribution. 

Eagles’ Jalen Carter’s heartwarming story supporting friend with daily Meals

The 22-year-old  was at Georgia University for two years, his freshman and sophomore year. During his freshman year, he was greatly touched by his friend Weston Wallace who was unable to partake in all of the meals.

The former Georgia star could not bear to see his friend starve considering his suffering and used his own scholarship funds to buy Weston lunch every single day. Wallace shared the touching story with Bruce Feldman of The Athletic.

“Jalen heard about that,” Wallace told. “I’m the only walk-on in the defensive line room, and he goes, ‘I’m not gonna let that happen.’ So he used his scholarship money to pay for me to get lunch every single day.”

In response, the Eagles rookie player told how Feldman expressed a great heart with a concern for helping and taking care of other players as a brother.

“The blessings I have from being on a full ride, I just wanted to help, and that was taking care of a brother,” he told.

Why is Jalen Carter facing a lawsuit?

The rookie player was reportedly in a race with an SUV driven by Georgia staffer Chandler LeCroy in the early morning hours of Jan. 15. Unfortunately, LeCroy’s car crashed, letting Chandler, Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and Shehan Jeyarajah of CBS Sports reports die.

Former Georgia player Warren McClendon and staffer Tory Bowles, also injured in the accident, were Lecroys’ passengers. Following the incident, Willock’s father sought $40 million in a case filed against Carter alleging ‘wrongful death’ and ‘negligence’.

Furthermore, Bowles has filed a lawsuit against the former Bulldogs defensive lineman and the University of Georgia Athletic Association. The women charged the association with negligence for allowing Chandler to keep the SUV that the university had leased.

Jalen was accused by the lawsuit of leaving the scene without speaking to the authority of law enforcement. 

“As Defendant Carter was aware at the time, he was jointly responsible for the crash, and had a legal duty to remain on the scene,” the lawsuit states. “Instead, in part obviously fearful of bad publicity and the effect on his NFL draft status, he hoped not to be questioned or take any responsibility for his actions.”

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Shabiha is a sports content writer for Sportszion. The writer completed her graduation in Management and post-graduation in HRM. Writing is her passion and she has a long career goal in relation to writing.


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