Gun charges dropped against former Bulldog Crowell

The charges that were leveled against former Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell last summer and ultimately led to his dismissal by the Bulldogs were dismissed by the State of Georgia this week.

According to court documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Thursday, the felony charge of possessing a weapon with an altered ID mark and misdemeanor charges of possession and carrying a concealed weapon without a license and carrying a weapon within in a school zone, were dropped by Athens-Clarke County District Attorney Kenneth Mauldin.

In the dismissal document filed by assistant D.A. James Chafin, it was explained to the court while the gun was found under the driver’s seat of Crowell’s car, which belonged to his mother, “the state would be unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that this defendant actually possessed the weapon or even knew it was there.”

“Now that Isaiah has been legally exonerated of the gun charges brought against him back in June of 2012, I have no doubt he will continue to strive to better himself as a man and as an athlete,” said Steve Sadow, Crowell’s Atlanta-based attorney.

Crowell, who was the top running back in the nation when he was recruited out of Columbus in 2010, was dismissed by Georgia coach Mark Richt the day after his arrest last June. He transferred to Alabama State where he played last season.

More on this later.

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