Charges against Crowell dropped

semerson@macon.comApril 25, 2013 

ATHENS - Former Georgia tailback Isaiah Crowell is no longer facing felony gun charges.

The state of Georgia dropped the two felony and one misdemeanor charges stemming from last summer's arrest in Athens. The two felonies were possession of a weapon in a school zone, and possession of a firearm with an altered identification number. There was also a misdemeanor charge of carrying a concealed firearm.

In a court filing dated Tuesday, assistant district attorney James V. Chafin cited an inability to prove beyond a reasonable doubt because Crowell wasn't the only person with possible possession of the gun. Crowell's mother had previously driven the car, and three other people (Crowell's then-Bulldog teammates) were in the car when it was pulled over.

You can read a copy of the court filing here.

Crowell, who was the AP SEC freshman of the year in 2011, was dismissed from the Georgia football team the same day as his arrest. He transferred to Division II Alabama State.

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