Report: Isaiah Crowell headed to Alabama State

July 4, 2012 

Former Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell is headed to Alabama State, according to published reports.

UGAsports.com reported Wednesday that Crowell would transfer to Alabama State, which is located in Montgomery, Ala. Crowell would enroll in school today.

Alabama State is a member of the Football Championship Subdivision, so Crowell would not need to sit out a year after transferring.

The former Carver High standout was dismissed from the Georgia football team last Friday after being arrested by Athens-Clarke County Police Department earlier that morning on three gun charges, two of which are felonies.

Crowell's defense will be led by Steve Sadow, a nationally known criminal defense lawyer based in Atlanta.

Crowell was arrested at a police checkpoint on East Campus Road in Athens. Police officers reported that the smell of marijuana led them to ask Crowell if they could search him and his car. A search of the car turned up a 9mm Luger. No drugs were found.

The two felonies were for having a gun on school grounds -- the road goes through the UGA campus -- and for having a weapon with an altered identification mark. The misdemeanor charge was for carrying a concealed weapon.

Crowell earned Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year honors while rushing for 850 yards last season. But he also missed the entire New Mexico State game after failing a drug test. He was suspended for the first quarter of the Vanderbilt game for an undisclosed reason.

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