ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell has been dismissed from the football team according to head coach Mark Richt.
In a statement released by the university, Richt stated:
"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."
Crowell's dismissal comes after a Friday morning arrest during a routine roadblock.
The 19-year-old was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, carrying aweapon in a school zone and criminal use of an article (gun) with an altered ID mark;the last two are felonies.
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According to police, Crowell was pulled over for not wearing a seat belt during a routine stop at traffic checkpoint at about 2:20 a.m. Friday. Police said the officer smelled marijuana, and while no marijuana was found, a 9mm gun was found under the driver's seat.
Police said Crowell was the behind the wheel of the 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis, which belongs to his mother.
Crowell was booked into the Athens-Clarke County jail and released on $7,500 bond.
"Things happen," Crowell told DawgPost.comafter his release. "I don't really have a comment right now."
Four others riding in the vehicle -- freshmen Joshua Harvey Clemons, Jamal Tibbs and Sheldon Dawson; and sophomore Quintavious Harrow -- were not charged.