- Friday, 29 November 2013 02:00
- Author: Logan Booker
On Thursday, it was announced that former UGA Bulldog and current Alabama State RB Isaiah Crowell would be forgoing his senior season to enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
Surely, you remember when Crowell was the crown jewel of the 2011 “Dream Team” recruiting class, picking UGA over Alabama on National Signing day in what many expected would be a “program changing” pickup for the Dawgs.
After a semi-successful true freshman season in Athens that included multiple minor injuries, a one quarter suspension against Vanderbilt, and a full game suspension against New Mexico State, expectations remained high throughout Dawg Nation for 2012 and beyond.
Then, on June 28th, 2012, Crowell and several other UGA teammates were pulled over in Athens, and after a search was conducted, a gun was found under the driver’s seat in which Crowell was driving. He was immediately kicked off the team, and transferred to Alabama State.
Eventually, all charges (felony charge of possessing a weapon with an altered ID mark and misdemeanor charges of possession and carrying a concealed weapon without a license and carrying a weapon within in a school zone) against Crowell were dropped after the Athens Clarke County district attorney explained that there was no way to prove beyond reason of doubt that Crowell knew the gun was in the car that was owned by his mother.
Crowell went on to have two fairly successful seasons with the Alabama State Hornets, starting all but one game and running the ball 163 times for 1,089 yards and 15 touchdowns during this, his junior season.