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Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell was arrested early Friday morning on three weapons charges, two of them felonies, according to published reports.
Crowell, who was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon in a school zone and carrying an altered ID, was considered to be the starting running back for the Bulldogs heading into this fall, according to Scout.com.
Crowell was arrested following a vehicle checkpoint on East Campus Road and Greene Street on the Georgia campus, around 2:20 a.m. ET, according to Athens-Clarke County spokesman Hilda Sorrow. Crowell was booked at 3:37 a.m. and remains in Clarke County jail, according to the jail's website.
The police report written by arresting officer Kathryn Thornton noted that she had been working a road block on East Campus Road and Green Street near the Ramsey Center on campus, according to Scout.com.
The report claims that Crowell had four other teammates in the car with him: True freshman Blake Tibbs, Josh Harvey-Clemons, Sheldon Dawson and sophomore Quintavious Harrow.
After approaching the road block the officer reported that Crowell didn't have his seatbelt on, and that Thornton said she smelled marijuana from the car.
Crowell said he'd been at the club "Aftermath" and that was likely where the smell was coming from. Thornton asked if marijuana had been smoked in the car... Crowell said no, but that the smell was likely from the club.
Crowell then allowed to a search of his person.
"I didn't locate any contraband on his person," she said in the report.
Other officers asked why Crowell was so nervous. Officers searched Harrow, Clemons, Dawson and Tibbs, but none had contraband on them.
Thornton checked under the driver's seat, and located a Luger 9mm and which time, she placed Crowell, who had claimed the car as his, under arrest.
Crowell said other people drive his car and that he does not have a handgun permit. The officer also indicated in her report that Crowell does not have a criminal history.
Crowell, a former five-star recruit, finished his freshman season with 850 yards and five touchdowns, but was riddled with injuries and sat out some time due to suspensions.
Crowell's arrest is another offseason hit for the Bulldogs. As first reported by Scout.com earlier this year, starting linebacker Alec Ogletree and All-American safety Bacarri Rambo are both facing suspensions for at least the first two games. Brandon Smith, who will likely start at cornerback and has played some running back, will miss at least one game after being arrested for possession of marijuana in Alabama.
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Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell faces felony weapons charges after police found a gun in his vehicle early Friday morning.
Athens-Clarke Police Department spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow says Crowell was arrested at a vehicle checkpoint on the Georgia campus at around 2:20 a.m. Among the charges he faces are carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on school property.
Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has been arrested by the Athens-Clarke County Police on weapons-related charges. He allegedly brought a weapon (unnamed in the report, but probably some kind of firearm) into a school zone, which is a no-no in Georgia (amazingly).
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count of weapon in a school zone, a felony count of altered...
The Georgia Bulldogs have dismissed running back Isaiah Crowell from the team after his arrest on weapon charges. Crowell was arrested early Friday morning and charged with possessing a weapon in a school zone, an altered identification mark, and possession of a concealed weapon. The first two are felony counts while the third is a misdemeanor. Georgia head coach Mark Richt wasted...
Potential is a disturbing thing. It can dazzle and entrance us with a promise of greatness previously unseen or it can vanish just as quickly as it came, leaving us to pick up the pieces of what could have been.
Close to 2:20 a.m. this morning, University of Georgia running back, Isaiah Crowell, was arrested by Athens-Clarke county police, following a vehicle checkpoint stop...
Troubled Georgia Bulldogs running back Isaiah Crowell was arrested early Friday morning in Athens, Georgia on weapons charges.
Crowell, a native of Columbus, Georgia, was arrested and charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor. Crowell was charged with a felony count of possession of a weapon in a school zone, one felony count of altered identification mark and a misdemeanor count...
Looks like the career of University of Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has, probably, come to a crashing close...
Crowell, this morning, is in the Athens-Clarke County (GA) Jail on three weapons charges, two of them felonies.
Crowell is up on charges of possessing a concealed weapon, having a weapon in a school zone and having an altered ID mark on...
Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell has been dismissed from the team by coach Mark Richt following his arrest on felony weapons charges.
Richt announced the dismissal of Crowell on Friday. Police found a gun in Crowell's vehicle early Friday morning.
Crowell was arrested at a vehicle checkpoint on the Georgia campus at around 2:20 a.m., according to Athens-Clarke Police Department...
After being arrested on weapons charges and giving the classic Cops defense of "I did not know that was there, officer", Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell was kicked off the team late this afternoon by Mark Richt. He leaves behind a lot of "what ifs," a team with 1.3 running backs, and a puppy that could be in the mix for some playing time this year.
Georgia RB Isaiah Crowell arrested on weapons charges
Less than one year ago, Georgia Bulldog fans were eagerly waiting the arrival of what they thought would be the next Hershel Walker in five-star standout incoming freshman Isaiah Crowell.
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