ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 01: Isaiah Crowell #1 of the Georgia Bulldogs rushes upfield against the Mississippi State Bulldogs defense at Sanford Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Isaiah Crowell Dismissed By Georgia Football After Arrest

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Isaiah Crowell Will Transfer To Alabama State, According To Report

Isaiah Crowell's football career is far from over. The running back, dismissed from Georgia in June after an arrest on a felony charge, is reportedly going to start over this fall at Alabama State, according to UGASports.com, Rivals' Georgia site.

Crowell would be eligible to play this fall. Alabama State is an FCS school, and players transferring from FBS schools are immediately eligible at the FCS level, as dismissed Florida cornerback Janoris Jenkins was at the University of North Alabama in 2011.

Crowell stands accused of possessing a weapon in a school zone, and possessing an altered ID mark, both felonies. He has hired top-flight lawyer Steve Sadow, one of Georgia's finest defense attorneys, to represent him in the case, but may not need to be cleared of wrongdoing to be eligible to play for the Hornets.

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Isaiah Crowell Arrest: Josh Harvey-Clemons, 3 Other Teammates In Car

How's this for leadership! Former five-star Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell, arrested at 3:37 a.m. ET on two felony counts for driving a gun through a police checkpoint, had four teammates in the car with him. Josh Harvey-Clemons' appearance in this story means UGA's top recruit from the 2011 class was arrested in the presence of its top recruit from the 2012 class, and this is all getting more and more awkward.

None of the others was charged with anything.

"An Athens-Clarke County Magistrate Court judge later in the morning granted Crowell a $6,000 bond and placed him on a 10 p.m. curfew," reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

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Isaiah Crowell Arrest Means 'Immediate Suspension,' Says UGA Rulebook

We've yet to hear from Mark Richt on the multiple-felony charges facing star running back Isaiah Crowell, but we do know there's a protocol for Georgia to follow here. According to the UGA Student-Athlete handbook, Crowell must be suspended right away, though the question will be how long he remains suspended and if he even remains a member of the team.

From the AJ-C:

According to the UGA Student-Athlete handbook, a felony arrest means "immediate suspension from athletic competition." A "Comprehensive Action Plan Committee," consisting of UGA athletic administrators and the Faculty Athletics Representative, will then investigate and review the facts and forward a disciplinary recommendation to the athletic director. Recommendations include "dismissal from the team, suspension from competition, reduction in aid and/or cancellation of athletic aid."

Crowell produced 909 yards and six touchdowns in 2011, earning SEC Freshman of the Year honors despite frequent concerns about his off-field endeavors and his nagging injuries. He was both benched and suspended during the season after coming aboard as a heavily hyped five-star freshman.

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Isaiah Crowell Arrest: Keith Marshall, Todd Gurley Ready To Step In For Georgia

Isaiah Crowell's future with the Georgia Bulldogs is in serious doubt after being arrested on felony weapons charges. But as Jason Kirk profiles, Georgia's depth chart at running back is far from bare.

Two of the five mentioned in Kirk's piece are talented freshmen Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley, both of North Carolina.

Marshall was arguably the top running back recruit in the country in last year's signing class. At 5'11 and 190 pounds, Marshall has the size to handle 100 or more carries in the SEC. More importantly, perhaps, is Marshall's ability to hit the home run. Marhsall combines excellent speed with tremendous quickness, and as the saying goes, if he's even, he's leavin'. Georgia was already expected to incorporate Marshall into its offense thanks to his big-play ability. Now he may be in line for a larger role.

Stylistically, Gurley is similar to Crowell. Both are bigger, slashing runners who run hard but don't have the elite extra gear. He may not be in line for as much playing time as Marshall, however, because Georgia already has a back or two who have similar abilities but more experience. Still, Gurley profiles as a back capable of picking up the tough yards.

With young running backs, the question is almost never if they can run, but rather if they can pass protect against the blitz. If either Marshall and Gurley can master that aspect of the offense and keep Aaron Murray clean in the pocket, there's a good chance they'll see the field as freshmen for the Bulldogs.

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Isaiah Crowell Arrested: Georgia's RB Depth Chart Actually Not So Bad

When the realignment-altered SEC schedule bumped this year's Georgia-South Carolina game from its traditional spot as each team's conference opener, Steve Spurrier lamented not being able to enjoy the Dawgs having multiple suspended players, as is custom. He'll likely have even more reason to pine for an early shot at UGA, if Mark Richt even keeps Isaiah Crowell on the team after two felony charges followed a rocky freshman season.

For the sake of argument, though, let's say Crowell faces something like a four-game suspension if those two felonies are dropped. He'd miss games against Buffalo, Missouri, FAU and Vanderbilt, returning for Tennessee and South Carolina. That's just a general look at the early schedule.

The good news for Dawgs fans -- there's finally some promising depth at running back, the most troubled roster spot of late on a team that usually has at least three or four depth concerns at any one time. Ken Malcome and Brandon Harton provide experience, combining for 421 yards last year, while recent transfer Carlton Thomas might be rethinking his decision to leave. Incoming freshmen Keith Marshall and Todd Gurley, both four- or five-star recruits from North Carolina, might get their chances even earlier than some had hoped. More on them soon.

Malcome is the most interesting player here. He was also suspended last year -- and at one point wanted to transfer before changing his mind. Since then, he's earned his way into Richt's good graces, even being named the Outback Bowl starter.

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