Georgia Bulldogs running back Isaiah Crowell has been dismissed from the team, UGA announced this afternoon.
Crowell, a 5-11, 215-pound tailback from Columbus, Georgia, was arrested early this morning and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon in a school zone, both felonies, and an altered ID mark on the gun, a misdemeanor.
At approximately 2:20 a.m., Crowell was stopped at a police checkpoint on East Campus Road in Athens. Cops smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and proceeded to search the vehicle. No marijuana was found, but cops did find a 9mm handgun with an altered serial number.
Crowell was arrested and the car was impounded. Outside linebacker Josh Harvey-Clemons, wide receiver Blake Tibbs, defensive back Sheldon Dawson and sophomore defensive back Quintavius Harrow were also in the car. However, none of the four were arrested or charged with a crime.
From the UGA release:
“We have a dedicated and committed group of men who are working hard to prepare for the coming season,” said Richt. “Our total focus will be directed toward the team and this effort.”
Crowell started seven games in 2011 and rushed for 850 yards on 185 carries.