Those four people who were in the car with Isaiah Crowell when he was arrested at a road block at 2:20am (and booked at 3:37am) in Athens today? Yep, they were members of the Georgia football team, too.
According to the recently released police report, three signees from Mark Richt’s 2012 class and another current Bulldog player were riding along with Crowell when officers at a checkpoint smelled marijuana, searched the tailback’s car, and found a 9-mm Luger with an altered serial number under the driver’s seat.
At this point, there are no charges against Sheldon Dawson (freshman defensive back), Josh Harvey-Clemons (freshman linebacker), Blake Tibbs (freshman receiver), and Quintavius Harrow (sophomore defensive back). The fact that three newbies were hanging out with Crowell, who’s not exactly been a great role model since arriving at UGA, probably turns a few Bulldog fans’ stomachs.
But this is where things get more interesting.
According to the Crowell, he and his teammates were leaving an Athens club called Aftermath — appropriately enough — and that the smell of marijuana came from the club. If so, there must be some sweet, stinky weed ablaze in that joint (pun intended):
Crowell said he let one of the other players drive the car and denied knowing that the gun was in the car. The vehicle is registered to Crowell’s mother.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Crowell’s bond was actually raised from $7,500 to $9,500 late this morning. The Athens Banner-Herald had previously reported that bond had been dropped to $6,000 and that Crowell had been handed a 10pm curfew.
Despite his many issues, Crowell was still named the SEC’s Freshman of the Year by The Associated Press last season.