Former UGA football star Jalen Carter sentenced to probation in crash that killed teammate and staff member, his attorney says

(CNN) Former University of Georgia football player Jalen Carter was sentenced Thursday to probation for his role in the January crash that killed his teammate and a team employee, his attorney told CNN.

The crash happened hours after the Bulldogs’ national championship victory parade.

Carter pleaded no contest Thursday to charges of racing and reckless driving, according to his attorney, Kim Stephens.

Carter was then sentenced to 12 months of probation, a $1,000 fine and 50 hours of community service and completion of a state-approved defensive driving course, the attorney said.

“Mr. Carter is happy and relieved to have this matter behind him so he can now do what he needs to do for the NFL draft,” the attorney said.

“He continues to mourn the loss of his friends,” Stephens added.

Devin Willock, left, and Chandler LeCroy were killed in the crash.

Carter has been projected as a top pick in next month’s NFL draft.

CNN has reached out to Athens’ attorney’s office for comment.

Carter’s teammate Devin Willock and football team employee Chandler LeCroy were killed in the Jan. 15 crash, which happened hours after the team participated in a parade through campus to celebrate its second straight national title.

Carter turned himself into the Athens-Clarke County Jail on charges of reckless driving and racing earlier this month.

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