ATHENS, Ga. -- Isaiah Crowell's future at Georgia is in serious jeopardy after the talented running back was arrested Friday.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Crowell is in Athens-Clarke County Jail after being booked on charges of carrying a concealed weapon, possessing a weapon in a school zone and an altered identification. Two of the charges are felonies.
Here are the details of the incident from the Journal-Constitution.
According to Athens-Clarke police spokesperson Hilda Sorrow, Crowell was arrested at a "vehicle check-point" - or road block - on East Campus Road at Green Street at 2:20 a.m. Friday. Officer Kristin Thornton reported smelling the odor of marijuana in Crowell's 2005 Mercury Grand Marquis. Crowell gave consent to search the vehicle, himself and four other unnamed occupants. No marijuana was discovered but a 9-mm Luger handgun with an altered serial number was found under the driver's seat. Crowell was immediately arrested and taken to jail and the car was impounded.
School policy requires an immediate suspension for any player charged with a felony. The school has not commented on the arrest.
This isn't the first problem for Crowell at Georgia. He was suspended for one game last season after a violation of team policy. The Journal-Constitution reported it was for a failed drug test. He also sat out the first quarter against Vanderbilt for disciplinary actions.
Despite those issues and an injured ankle, Crowell ran for 850 yards as a freshman and was expected to build upon that this season.
The incident is just the latest issue for Georgia.
The team has already suspended starting defensive back Sanders Commings is already suspended two games after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of simple battery and disorderly conduct.
Starting linebacker Alec Ogletree and all-conference safety Bacarri Rambo are also facing multiple-game suspensions for off-field issues.
With Crowell's future with the program in doubt, the Bulldogs face an uncertain situation at running back.
Ken Malcome and Richard Samuel and the lone returners with significant experience. That could open the door for incoming freshman Keith Marshall of Millbrook (Raleigh, N.C.), who was one of the nation's top recruits at the position.