I've seen Richt and Dooley make some tough but correct decisions. This is another. Coming from the B12 all we heard was that the SEC was out of control. I'm glad to see this and only wish John L. would wake up and act on the students robbing fellow students on tape at Arky...or did I just miss him finally kicking them off?
That didn’t take long.
This morning, we reported that a source in the University of Georgia administration told us that Isaiah Crowell’s overnight arrest on three gun-related charges — two of them felonies — would be the last straw for the sophomore tailback. By early afternoon, our source’s comment had borne out.
In a terse statement from announcing Crowell’s dismissal from the UGA football team, Mark Richt’s quote was as follows:
“We have a dedicated and committed group of men who are working hard to prepare for the coming season. Our total focus will be directed toward the team and this effort.”
Thus ends the brief career of Crowell who a year ago February was being looked upon by some folks as “the next Herschel Walker.” Instead, he’s gone after 850 yards, two suspensions, a reputation for loafing, and an arrest on gun charges. Here’s hoping the young man can rebound to salvage his playing career and his future.
As for Georgia, it’s another blow for a team picked to twin the SEC East. The Dawgs will open against Buffalo and then travel to Missouri for its first division and conference game without Crowell and probably without a number of suspended defensive backs. Faurot Field will be rocking at a fever pitch and if Richt’s team isn’t careful — and “dedicated and committed” — they might just find themselves having to dig out of 0-1 start in the SEC for the second year in a row.
A bad break for Georgia. A sad ending for Crowell.