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UGA’s Isaiah Crowell arrested on felony charges

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ORIGINAL POST 8:47 a.m. ET

In and out of head coach Mark Richt‘s doghouse as a five-star freshman recruit, Isaiah Crowell had reportedly turned the corner on his “maturity” issues and was seemingly ready to become the player Georgia thought he would be in February of 2011.

Unfortunately for the running back, it appears likely that any gains made this offseason will be erased thanks to one off-field incident.

While details are very scant at the moment, Seth Emerson of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Crowell was arrested very early Friday morning and charged with carrying a weapon in a school zone, having an altered ID mark and charge of possessing/carrying a concealed weapon.  The first two charges are felonies, the latter a misdemeanor.

There are no details of what incident or incidents led to the charges.

He remains in jail as of this morning, five hours after being booked.

Obviously, given the freshness of the situation, the school has yet to comment on the arrest.  Based on the past year, however, Crowell’s future with the team is very much up in the air.

As a five-star member of UGA’s 2011 recruiting class, Crowell was rated as the No. 4 back by Rivals.com and the No. 23 player at any position in the country.  Despite issues last season that included two suspensions, he led the Bulldogs in rushing as a true freshman with 850 yards and five touchdowns.

UPDATED 9:54 a.m. ET: Per school policy, Crowell’s felony arrest will result in an immediate and indefinite suspension.

Additionally, the Ledger Enquirer has revealed a few of the details surrounding the arrest:

Crowell’s arrest resulted from a vehicle checkpoint on East Campus Road and Greene Street on the UGA campus, around 2:20 a.m., 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 web site, with bond set at $7,500.

As he came through, an officer smelled an odor of marijuana. They did a consent search on the vehicle. No marijuana was found, but a handgun was found below the driver’s seat. It had an altered serial number.

Crowell was the driver of the car, which had three other occupants.

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50 Responses to “UGA’s Isaiah Crowell arrested on felony charges”
  1. rsmeans says: Jun 29, 2012 8:51 AM

    Obviously this kid is an embarrassment to college football and should be promptly dismissed. But we will see just how clean Mark Reich is in handling this affair.

  2. indywvu says: Jun 29, 2012 8:52 AM

    I guess the next move is to transfer to Arkansas State, right?

  3. thegamecocker says: Jun 29, 2012 8:53 AM

    @indywvu

    Either there or Auburn.

  4. roundup5 says: Jun 29, 2012 9:03 AM

    Unfortunately, too many of these “thugs” are being recruited
    to play college football. Some teams are beginning to look like
    college basketball teams; loaded with problems.

  5. monosylab1k says: Jun 29, 2012 9:06 AM

    This is Richt’s M.O., inherited from Bobby B: Get the fans and families in your pocket with the “molding young men”/religious talk, and then sign all the best athletes you can find regardless of character. This is just the latest of many examples…and pretty inevitable. Crowell’s been a p.o.s. since he got there.

  6. friarjack61 says: Jun 29, 2012 9:11 AM

    Kick him out of college. He a student ? Never.
    He’s a gang banger type, so let him continue down the road, with gun…..alone.

    When are schools going to look into the character of each recruit ?? Gang-banger/football player….NEVER a student.

  7. thegamecocker says: Jun 29, 2012 9:16 AM

    @roundup5 & friarjack61

    Absolutely agree with both your posts! Unfortunately though, schools like AUBURN will accept these low-lifes, use them for all their worth and throw them either into the street or if lucky, into the NFL. But STUDENTS???? Absolutely NOTTT!!!

  8. jrillah10 says: Jun 29, 2012 9:33 AM

    thegamecocker= trolling loser.

  9. timh1955 says: Jun 29, 2012 9:39 AM

    Why in the world is he STILL on the team??? His play and attitude were terrible last year. I guess he thinks he’s tough carrying a gun but when he’s on the football field he is ALWAYS a big baby and crying that he hurt himself. Richt should dump Crowell’s butt off the team immediately! Enough is enough!!!

  10. wabbitslayer says: Jun 29, 2012 9:40 AM

    I simply do not get it. A world of opportunity before him, and he just pisses it away. Potential Heisman, national championship not likely but possible, a multi-million dollar NFL career….and it’s more important to be a gangsta.

    Talented athlete or not, SAT scores aside, anyone that stupid does not deserve to be in any state’s major university at all, much less on a scholarship.

  11. ghengy says: Jun 29, 2012 10:00 AM

    When it happens to Georgia or Florida, its time for celebration, not pissing and moaning about opportunities lost. I could care less about these thugs.

    Do the right thing Fulmer er uh I mean Richt, cut your losses.

  12. auburntigers34 says: Jun 29, 2012 10:05 AM

    gamecocker, do you ever SDTFU? oh yeah, i forgot about how you disappear every time someone mentions the crap that goes on at South Carolina.

  13. foreverlsu says: Jun 29, 2012 10:38 AM

    Looks like Steve Spurrier was right again about Georgia suspensions.

    Then again, Mark Richt will probably just suspend him for the opener against Buffalo. Good thing he didn’t grope a boosters daughter or he would have been kicked off the team for sure.

  14. hoohoolian says: Jun 29, 2012 10:40 AM

    Ghetto scum. Now he has two choices: Transfer to Miami or work for Eric Holder.

  15. kozbee says: Jun 29, 2012 10:41 AM

    Richt will do the right thing,Georgia will dump him.Player like Crowell have no place in the game of football or any sport period.Most times these thugs messing with guns are dealing in drugs.No future in the game of football for him.

  16. joebonds says: Jun 29, 2012 10:43 AM

    @gamecocker if only Auburn had the same hate for S.C. The reason we dont is because you are no competition. S.C is 1-9-1 against Auburn. Last time winning was 1933. Don’t hate on Auburn just because ur team of choice has been a doormat for most of the time they have been in the SEC. The only time we Auburn fans think about S.C is when we here about you violating NCAA rules and being on probation, we have real SEC teams to worry about, ones that have actually beat us in the past 80 years, not a pushover school like S.C.

  17. kozbee says: Jun 29, 2012 10:49 AM

    Looks like the gamecocker just can`t get over the SEC Championship loss to Auburn,those that rip on Richt,well Steve Spurrier is much like Richt,can`t win the big Games.

  18. alligatorsnapper says: Jun 29, 2012 10:59 AM

    Likely his Momma named him Isaiah. He is certainly not living up to his name. Maybe someone can get ahold of him and change him, but his days at UGA are likely numbered. Coach Richt has not had much tolerance for repeat offenders in the past and I doubt he will make an exception here.

  19. tonyricemajorharris says: Jun 29, 2012 11:00 AM

    It’s Marshall time anyway. Way to throw away a golden ticket you Dummy

  20. michaelf120 says: Jun 29, 2012 11:16 AM

    Since it is the SEC I bet you wont hear a thing about this on ESPN. If it was Pac 12 or Big ten it would be the only thing on ESPN for the next month.

  21. ghengy says: Jun 29, 2012 11:16 AM

    I predict a Celebrity Deathmatch between Stump Bowden at Akron and Bill Curry at Ga. State for Crowell’s services. Malzahn will referee, he dont need any more backs.

  22. bertenheim says: Jun 29, 2012 11:39 AM

    Per school policy, Crowell’s felony arrest will result in an immediate and indefinite suspension.

    What does that mean? That he’ll have “learned his lesson” in time to play against Missouri?

  23. ugabugkiller says: Jun 29, 2012 11:46 AM

    Um, no, betenheim.

    Richt isn’t like Urban Meyer or Gene Chizik, and UGA’s discipline rules are FAR more severe than any school in the SEC, amongst the most severe in the nation (which is why you actually hear of UGA’s players being disciplined, but never, say, Alabama or Auburn or Ohio State or Michigan’s until they’re on the third or fourth strike).

    Crowell’s GONE. As in, will never suit up in the red & black again. And you won’t find a Georgia fan unhappy about that.

  24. bertenheim says: Jun 29, 2012 11:49 AM

    Someone crawled under a rock to recruit this guy.

  25. ugabugkiller says: Jun 29, 2012 11:53 AM

    Actually… the list is LONG on the schools and the coaches that recruited him.

    Richt, yes. But also Meyer, Saban, Chizik, Spurrier, Kiffin, The Vest, Paul Johnson, Dooley… there isn’t a coach in the Southeast or even some in the Midwest and West who DIDN’T recruit Crowell.

    Same with guys like Ray Lewis, or Mike Vick, or Marcus Vick, or Stephen Garcia, or Terrell Pryor, etc, etc.

  26. footballfanintexas says: Jun 29, 2012 12:15 PM

    This is sad for UGA and college football. I think Mark Richt is a good guy, but this Crowell thug should be kicked off the team and out of school. But given the fact that he was a 5-star player and UGA’s running hope for 2012 (they do have another incoming freshman hotshot so there is a Plan B), I suspect “equal justice” will step in and low and behold the gun under his seat really belonged to one of the other passengers, who is NOT on the football team or is not a starter if he is on the team. This is not a condemnation of UGA as that same thing would happen at any college or with any defense attorney even if the criminal was not a college student or athlete. I am not a UGA fan, but I do feel UGA is too good to tolerate this criminal’s disrespect of the school and it’s coaches and fans.

  27. fatguystrangler says: Jun 29, 2012 12:32 PM

    This is just another example of how all the hype on college signing day can be all for naught. These guys come into schools with 4 or 5 stars attached to their names, and you wonder if they think it gives them a license to do anything.

    Crowell may be a 5 star football player, but it looks like he’s a 1 star person.

  28. quitcrying says: Jun 29, 2012 12:35 PM

    Mark Richt = Phil Fulmer hiding behind a bible…just a matter of time.

  29. td2ut says: Jun 29, 2012 12:56 PM

    Phil > Mark. Phil won a national title…and is in the HOF.

  30. bertenheim says: Jun 29, 2012 1:09 PM

    Let’s keep that pipeline of guns to the campus open.

  31. 1990tiger says: Jun 29, 2012 2:03 PM

    I see gameCOCKer is talking out of his lower orifice again. Some things never change.

  32. 1990tiger says: Jun 29, 2012 2:21 PM

    thegamecocker says:

    Unfortunately though, schools like AUBURN will accept these low-lifes, use them for all their worth and throw them either into the street or if lucky, into the NFL. But STUDENTS???? Absolutely NOTTT!!!

    ==========================

    Hey idiot, the most recent report from the NCAA show that Auburn football players have a higher graduation success rate than SuCk football players. Looks like you lose…..again.

    Auburn: 63 (GSR) 50 (FSR)
    SuCk: 55 (GSR) 47 (FSR)

  33. smackingfools says: Jun 29, 2012 2:37 PM

    At least he has more street cred. Isn’t that all that matters in the hood??

  34. stairwayto7 says: Jun 29, 2012 3:28 PM

    A true SEC player! Stay classy SEC!

  35. quitcrying says: Jun 29, 2012 4:02 PM

    @ td2ut: yup, totally agree with you. my comparison is really only valid for the last few years of Phil’s career.

  36. dawgs105 says: Jun 29, 2012 4:10 PM

    @foreverlsu
    Are you kidding me? An LSU fan giving UGA crap about a player getting in trouble? Do you even know where your starting QB came from. Maybe LSU will pick Crowell up too after Richt dumps this thug.

  37. Romulus says: Jun 29, 2012 4:31 PM

    dirtiest program in the sec.

  38. gynojunkie says: Jun 29, 2012 4:35 PM

    When will “Student Athletes” get a clue that they are receiving a great opportunity to break away from their loser friends?

    Athletic ability plus hard work can fast-track a person to a lifetime of quality work, success–even fame & fortune.

    Jackasses like Crowell should be assigned a mentor from day one; if his talent and work ethic shows promise–keep him; if not, there’s the door!

    “Student Athlete” should not be an oxymoron.

  39. tigerpbg says: Jun 29, 2012 5:07 PM

    Gamecocker – worry about the thugs at your own damn school. I guess you have to pick on Auburn on a website, because your boys sure can’t beat them on the field.

  40. foreverlsu says: Jun 29, 2012 8:31 PM

    @dawgs105

    I know exactly where LSU’s starting QB came from. Obviously, my post was above your head because that is exactly what I was referring to. The college football nation is shocked that Mark Richt actually dismissed Crowell for anything more than the opener against Buffalo.

    42-10!

  41. wareagle93 says: Jun 29, 2012 9:02 PM

    @joebonds, @1990tiger… nice job demonstrating a higher intellect fellas… Hey gameCOCKer, maybe this is your year…IF you can get past ECU… loser

  42. thegamecocker says: Jun 30, 2012 8:35 AM

    @wareagle; 1990kitten; tigerpbg

    We don’t allow our STUDENT/ATHLETES to take ALL their courses on-line like Scam did. Maybe he earned all his 130 credits during his one and half semesters at Auburn. Oh I forgot, maybe some credits transferred over from U. of Florida where he was thrown out for cheating and stealing! Auburn=RENEGADE SCHOOL where players like Fairley (Drugs and DUI)l Newton (father and son tandem like Bonnie and Clyde), etc. are welcomed with open arms. One last comment: if Auburn offers English 101, you boys should sign-up because none of you can write coherent thoughts. Now go finish cutting Chizek’s lawn…and water the plants! You idiots forgot that last time!!!

  43. 1990tiger says: Jun 30, 2012 9:48 AM

    @gameCOCKer

    Just because you don’t have sufficient intellect to understand our thoughts doesn’t make them incoherent. Now get back to your fantasy world.

  44. latchbeam says: Jun 30, 2012 11:21 AM

    A future Auburn RB

  45. turnerandhooch says: Jun 30, 2012 11:29 AM

    I’m old enough to remember college football from the 1950s and 60s. Very few instances of thuggish behavior.

  46. thegamecocker says: Jun 30, 2012 11:39 AM

    @latchbean

    Absolutely correct! Crowell a perfect student/ATHLETE for Auburn! Just like Scam Newton and Nick Fairly and the rest of their thugs. Guys involved in shootings, DUI’s, drug charges, etc. Crowell just perfect for this renegade program sanctioned by Auburn Admin. This school is the poster child for everything wrong in college football. Shug Jordan and Tuberville ran respectable programs; Bowden and Chizek – NOTTTT!!!

    @tiger1990, wareagle, etc. Did you guys finish doing Chizek;s lawn yet! I told you guys to finish up 3 hours ago!

  47. 11thstreetmafia says: Jun 30, 2012 2:02 PM

    People wonder why others cannot stand the SEC.

  48. turnerandhooch says: Jun 30, 2012 3:50 PM

    Did I miss something? I thought this guy was from Georgia. How did Auburn get into it?\

  49. 1990tiger says: Jun 30, 2012 7:35 PM

    @turnerandhooch

    You have to understand gameCOCKer…he pulls Auburn into every article. In addition to being extremely ignorant, he is still bitter about SuCk getting their a##es handed to them by Auburn in the 2010 SEC Championship game 56-17 and then getting beat by Auburn at SuCk the following year after Auburn had lost nearly all of its starters from the previous year.

  50. thegamecocker says: Jul 1, 2012 1:22 PM

    @turnerandhooch

    My issue with Auburn has noting to do with winning or losing. Auburn accepted a player who was thrown out atU of Fla for stealing and cheating. Then the person, Cam Newton lied to the NCAA about his nefarious father shopping him around to colleges like a piece of meat. He knew but he lied. Shortly after the NCAA changed the rules because they knew the truth. My sense is the NCAA told him this would be his last season because if not, he would be I eligible immediately. Auburn knew what they were getting when they accepted this scholar (NOT) / ATHLETE only. He took all his classes on-line so Auburn would minimize his ability to get in trouble with other students. He is the antithesis of T Tebow. And that I why Auburna NC is a fraud. IMO, Auburn uses an in eligible player despite his ability. They cheated and have been cited in the past with other major violations that have banned them.

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