Date: January 24th, 2023 10:08 PM
In the University of Georgia's most extensive comments on the car crash that killed football player Devin Willock and a recruiting staff member, athletic director Josh Brooks said Tuesday the two were not on athletic department business at the time of the incident, which occurred after the Bulldogs celebrated their second straight national title.
The wreck also left offensive lineman Warren McClendon with minor injuries and seriously injured another member of the recruiting staff.
The incident, which occurred in the early morning hours of Jan. 15 not far from the school's Athens campus, has raised questions about the relationship between athletes and those who work in the athletic department.
"Out of respect for the families involved, we have refrained from making any public statements up to this point regarding the circumstances of the tragic accident that claimed two lives and injured two members of our campus community," Brooks said in a statement.