INGLEWOOD, CA – JANUARY 09: Georgia Bulldogs helmet during the Georgia Bulldogs game versus the TCU Horned Frogs in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA. (Photo by Jordon Kelly/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
The remnants of the fatal car accident that took the lives of University of Georgia offensive lineman Devin Willock and recruiting staffer Chandler LeCroy have led to another lawsuit.
“On the evening of the Championship Celebration, LeCroy told Ms. Bowles that she [LeCroy] had ‘permission’ to keep the SUV ‘until tomorrow,’” the lawsuit alleges. “Numerous text messages from recruiting staff supervisors to LeCroy, Ms. Bowles, and other staff members show the Association’s statement is false. Recruiting staff were regularly informed they could leave their vehicles overnight at the Butts-Mehre football facility and permissively use Association rental vehicles through a specified cut-off date and time, unrelated to their assigned recruiting activity duties.”
Her lawsuit contradicts what officials from the university stated after the deadly accident. It was said LeCroy did not have permission to drive the SUV the night of the accident.
The Georgia Athletic Association released a statement: “We are continuing to review the complaint, as plaintiff’s counsel elected to share it with the media before sharing it with us. Based on our preliminary review, we dispute its claims and will vigorously defend the Athletic Association’s interests in court.”
The lawsuit accuses Carter of leaving the scene without speaking to law enforcement and failing to render aid.
Source: Black Enterprise