Star Georgia Tailback Arrested on Weapon Charges
UPDATED: University of Georgia football head coach Mark Richt announced Friday that Crowell had been dismissed from the team.
Popular University of Georgia football player Isaiah Crowell was arrested Friday morning and charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor. His bond was set at $7,500 and he remains in Athens-Clarke County Jail.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the sophomore from Columbus, Ga. was booked at 3:37 a.m. and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, a misdemeanor, and felony possession of a weapon in a school zone. Crowell was also charged with possessing a weapon with an altered ID mark, a felony.
Crowell was driving on UGA campus when he was stopped at a vehicle checkpoint. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that as he came through, an officer smelled an odor of marijuana. Crowell consented to a search of his vehicle. No marijuana was found, but a 9-mm Luger handgun with an altered serial number was found beneath the driver’s seat.
The UGA student handbook claims that any arrest results in an immediate suspension. The independent student newspaper at UGA, The Red and Black, reports that this is not Crowell’s first time in trouble. He was benched last year for unknown reasons during a game against Vanderbilt. Crowell also sat out the entire game against New Mexico State after failing a drug test.
As with all college sports related incidents, social media is filled with student and fan responses.
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