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Georgia’s Isaiah Crowell faces felony gun charges

FILE - In this May 29 2012 file phoMilwaukee Brewers catcher MartMaldonado left steadies starting pitcher Michael Fiers fifth inning

FILE - In this May 29, 2012, file photo, Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado, left, steadies starting pitcher Michael Fiers in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Los Angeles. After making their first major league starts on the same day, Fiers has gone 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA, and Maldonado has hit five home runs in 78 at-bats to become a pair of a handful of players who have come from way off the radar to contribute to playoff contenders. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)

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ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell faces felony weapons charges after police found a gun in his vehicle early Friday morning.

Athens-Clarke Police Department spokeswoman Hilda Sorrow says Crowell was arrested at a vehicle checkpoint on the Georgia campus at around 2:20 a.m. Among the charges he faces are carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon on school property.

Crowell consented to a search after officers smelled marijuana in the vehicle. Police found a 9-millimeter Luger pistol under the driver’s seat with an altered serial number.

Crowell, 19, came to UGA in 2011 as the top-rated running back prospect in the country and was slated to start for the Bulldogs this fall.

Crowell remains in custody at the Athens-Clarke County jail and is not eligible for bond.



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