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Isaiah Crowell reportedly headed to FCS school

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Less than a week after a trio of charges that included a pair of felonies led to Isaiah Crowell‘s dismissal from the Georgia football program, it appears the highly-talented but enigmatic running back has found a new collegiate home.

According to UGAsports.com, Crowell will be transferring to Alabama State, a FCS-level program located in Montgomery, Ala.  The website reported that Crowell would be enrolling at the school Wednesday, although, when contacted by CFT, an ASU athletic official refused to confirm or deny the development.

As the Hornets are a FCS school, Crowell will be eligible to play immediately in 2012 instead of sitting out a transfer year.

Crowell was arrested very early last 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.  School policy called for an immediate suspension, although head coach Mark Richt trumped that directive several hours later by dismissing the back.

Crowell has retained the services of high-profile Atlanta criminal defense attorney Steve Sadow to defend him against charges that could result in up to 10 years in prison for the 19-year-old.

While Crowell was named SEC Freshman of the Year after leading the Bulldogs in rushing last season, he was also suspended twice during the season for various off-field issues.

(Tip O’ the Cap: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer)

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11 Responses to “Isaiah Crowell reportedly headed to FCS school”
  1. bertenheim says: Jul 4, 2012 7:40 PM

    Who’s paying his legal fees?

  2. tigersgeaux says: Jul 4, 2012 8:11 PM

    Criminal Defense Attorney Steve Sadow is high profile because he is highly successful and highly paid. Is Sadow providing “pro bono” services? If not, his fees are quite high.

    UGA Coach Richt did the right thing in kicking him out of the Bulldog program. Hopefully, someone will help Isaiah live up to what his momma desired him to be, maybe a mentor at Alabama State, or somewhere.

    Hopefully, this very talented athlete can rise above his thugery and that of his childhood associates. Hopefully he will allow a mentor to help him straighten out his life in time to enjoy it, rather than in prison somewhere.

  3. ghengy says: Jul 4, 2012 8:39 PM

    Alabama State? What an idiot.

  4. normtide says: Jul 4, 2012 8:50 PM

    I can never get over some kids. So many just give away opportunities that so many others would die for. These kids today, they can not separate entertainment from reality. Gangsta rappers are not running the streets, shooting people and keeping it real. They live in mansions and send their kids to private schools. It is all an act. Most of them are smart enough to not mess up their own good thing by doing the stuff they talk about. I wish the younger generation would open their eyes and see it.

  5. woebegong says: Jul 4, 2012 10:38 PM

    These are the plans, but it depends on how strict his probation is. In the case of a felony, the probation could require him to stay in state for at least the first year and also require random or schedule or a combination of all of them as part of satisfying his probation. It is far from a sure deal that he will be able to play out of state until the judge passes out a sentence. In fact, even though he has no other felonies on his record, it is no done deal that he will not break rocks for a few months, if convicted.

  6. ningenito78 says: Jul 4, 2012 11:17 PM

    Geauxtigers- I was wondering the same thing. Has to be pro bono right? Gets his mug on TV a couple times.

  7. mgavin78 says: Jul 5, 2012 9:31 AM

    POS.

  8. kevindavid40 says: Jul 5, 2012 11:34 AM

    Wouldn’t be shocked if the lawyer is choosing to represent him with a deal in place to defer payment based on potential earning. It’s not that rare. Its similar to how Lebron James was approved a loan in high school to buy a Hummer based on future earning.

  9. salmon88 says: Jul 5, 2012 12:07 PM

    I for one am sick and tired of the arrest stories on “student athletes”. The best way to change this culture and put all schools on a level playing field would be to do away with all athletic scholarships. I would rather for my team to go 5-7 and be proud of them than to go 14-0 and have thugs on the team. It is after all a game. The game is sullied by the mega money that is now available for all of the ridiculous salaries that are being paid. With that said I have no problem with a coach that gets every penny he can get if he performs at a high level. If the fans want to pay the buck for a seat at a game then the coach is fulfilling his obligation. He is not doing what I want done when he recruits thugs thinking that he can change them into model citizens. Once again, no scholarships and you will elevate the character of the team immediately.

  10. gbditka says: Jul 5, 2012 2:47 PM

    Let’s hope whatever school he picks, they have a strong Training Staff as he spends more time getting treatment than with a helmet on! Does anyone else get the feeling this kid will go from carrying one kind of rock to another in his future?

  11. seanb20124 says: Jul 5, 2012 6:55 PM

    Kicking a child off the team could negatively effect his self esteem.

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