Currently, Georgia sophomore running back Isaiah Crowell is 60/1 on Bovada’s college football player props to become the first Bulldog since Herschel Walker 30 years ago to win the school’s first Heisman Trophy. But Crowell might not even be a Bulldog next season following an arrest on a weapons charge Friday in Athens.
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Crowell, the nation’s top running back recruit out of high school, was arrested and charged with a felony count of possessing a weapon in a school zone, a felony count of altered identification mark and misdemeanor count of possession/carrying a concealed weapon. Police said the altered ID-mark charge stems from a tampered serial number and that the gun in question was a 9mm Luger. Under Georgia Athletic Association policy, student-athletes charged with felonies are immediately suspended from the team.
Crowell was named the SEC Freshman of the Year after appearing in 12 games, seven starts, and carrying 185 times for 850 yards and five TDs while also catching eight passes for 59 yards and a TD. Crowell was hampered by an ankle injury late in the season and ran only 15 times for 31 yards in the Bulldogs’ last four games. But he ranked sixth in the SEC in rushing with 70.8 yards per game.
Off-the field-problems have dogged Crowell. He was benched for the first quarter of the Vanderbilt game on Oct. 15 as a punishment for an unknown disciplinary infraction and was suspended for the Nov. 5 New Mexico State game – the Atlanta Journal-Constitution says reportedly for a failed drug test. If Crowell is out of the picture, Georgia will turn to redshirt sophomore Ken Malcome and senior Richard Samuel to carry the load at tailback. The Bulldogs also have incoming freshman running back Keith Marshall, considered one of the top prep running backs of his class. He has already enrolled at Georgia.