Chicago Bears GM Ryan Poles shares comments on Jalen Carter's draft status

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Jalen Carter has made some poor choices off the field

During this year's NFL Combine, which spanned from February 28th to March 6th, Carter was retroactively charged with reckless driving and racing in relation to the January 15th car crash that tragically took the lives of Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and university recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy.

Before his scheduled media session, Carter was forced to return to Georgia, where he eventually posted bond after being arrested. Since he was released, new information regarding Carter's alleged involvement came to light, and the defensive tackle was charged with two misdemeanors, resulting in 12 months probation, a $1,000 fine, and 80 hours of community service.

After being released and refocusing on the pre-draft process, Carter was present at Georgia's March 15th pro day but had a less-than-impressive performance. After showing up nine pounds heavier than he weighed just weeks prior at the Combine, Carter was physically unable to finish his on-field drills.