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UGA tailback Crowell arrested on weapons charges

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2011, file photo, Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell looks on before a NCAA college football game against South Carolina  in Athens, Ga.  Failed drug tests administered last week were the reason Georgia's leading rusher, Isaiah Crowell, and two other Georgia tailbacks were suspended for Saturday's game against New Mexico State, according to two people familiar with the results.  The people spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, on condition of anonymity because Georgia does not release the results of the tests.  (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2011, file photo, Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell looks on before a NCAA college football game against South Carolina in Athens, Ga. Failed drug tests administered last week were the reason Georgia's leading rusher, Isaiah Crowell, and two other Georgia tailbacks were suspended for Saturday's game against New Mexico State, according to two people familiar with the results. The people spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, on condition of anonymity because Georgia does not release the results of the tests. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

ATHENS (AP) -- University of 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 UGA 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.

Crowell consented to a search after officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Police found a 9-millimeter Luger pistol under the driver's seat with an altered serial number.

Crowell, 19, came to UGA in 2011 as the top-rated running back prospect in the country and was slated to start for the Bulldogs this fall.

Crowell remains in custody at the Athens-Clarke County jail and is not eligible for bond.

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dentaldawg83 2 years, 5 months ago

so the cops "smelled" marijuana, but nobody was charged for possession because there was no marijuana there...interesting..

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kevin 2 years, 5 months ago

what kind of low-down trash does UGA give free tuition to for playing? This is not the first player that has been in the news from UGA. Someone surely is desperate to hire these kids. Has UGA lowered its standards to get these kids? Sure looks like it.

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Don 2 years, 5 months ago

It is the culture of these kids, they are products of their surroundings. What a way to ruin your life!

If convicted he will serve time for the two felonies and we will support him for the rest of our lives with our tax dollars.

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kevin 2 years, 5 months ago

and he will have access to exercise rooms, cable TV, and a/c. YOu should be blaming the UGA coaching staff for putting him on the team and with a free tuition waiver. UGA has been burned once again by a player.

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