ATHENS - The Georgia football team has indeed acted swiftly to end the Isaiah Crowell era.
Crowell was dismissed from the team, it was announced at about 5 p.m. on Friday. That was about 14 hours after the star-crossed tailback was arrested on three weapon charges, including two felonies.
"We have a dedicated and committed group of men who are working hard to prepare for the coming season," head coach Mark Richt said in a statement. "Our total focus will be directed toward the team and this effort."
Reached briefly on his cell phone, Crowell answered "no" when asked if he had any reaction.
Crowell was the SEC freshman of the year after the 2011 season, when he was Georgia's leading rusher with 847 yards. He was the SEC freshman of the week four different times.
But he struggled near the end of the season, suffering multiple injuries, and was suspended twice, once a game for a failed drug test.
The graduate of Columbus' Carver High School was one of the nation's top tailback recruits in 2011, and he was considered the jewel of Georgia's recruiting class.
But Crowell only lasted one year at Georgia.