Crowell to Alabama State
By Southern Pigskin Staff
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Former UGA running back Isaiah Crowell will transfer to FCS Alabama State.
Isaiah Crowell didn't take long to find a new home.
Less than a week after being dismissed from Georgia due to a pair of felony charges, Crowell will be transferring to the Alabama State, according to UGAsports.com.
The website reported Crowell would be enrolling at the school Wednesday, although a ASU official refused to confirm or deny the development.
Because Alabama State is an FCS-level program, Crowell will be eligible to play during the 2012 season, instead of sitting out the required year if he transferred to another FBS school.
Crowell, 19, was arrested last Friday morning and charged with a felony count of possessing a weapon in a school zone, a felony count of altered identification mark and a misdemeanor count of possession/carrying a concealed weapon.
According to a police report, the serial number on a 9-millimeter Luger found under the driver's seat had been scratched off completely, but Crowell denied knowing a gun was there, saying other people drive his car.
Police said the altered ID-mark charge stems from the tampered serial number.
Crowell could face a fine of up to $10,000 and a jail sentence between two and 10 years if found guilty of weapons possession on school property, while a guilty verdict for criminal use of an article with an altered ID mark carries a sentence between one and five years.
Crowell, ranked as the country's No. 1 running back and No. 4 prospect by ESPN Recruiting in 2011, had a rocky first season with the Bulldogs.
He ran 185 times for 850 yards with five touchdowns as a freshman but was dogged by disciplinary problems throughout the previous summer.