Published November 9, 2011 - 10:00am
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Georgia running back Isaiah Crowell missed last week’s game because of a suspension resulting from an alleged failed drug test. However, he’s back this week for the Bulldogs this week in time for the biggest game of the season – Auburn.
Crowell hails from Columbus, Georgia, about 35 miles away from Auburn University where there are plenty of Auburn fans.
Yesterday in an interview, Crowell explained that he never liked Auburn when he was growing up, despite growing up close the university:
“I never liked Auburn,” Crowell said. “Point blank, I never liked them.”
Crowell then apologized to the Bulldog nation and his family for his actions that gave him the suspension against New Mexico State a week ago:
“I just want to say I made a mistake and it will never happen again,” Crowell said in his first public comments since the suspension. “I want to apologize to my family, friends and the Bulldog Nation.”
Crowell has had a good freshman year for Georgia and there have been signs that he could be a real player in this league, but he has been scrutinized for being soft among the Bulldog faithful even before the alleged failed drug test.
We all know he could be a dynamic player if he gets his game together and off the field issues straight.
Auburn, however, might have something to say to Crowell this weekend about his point-blank comments of his dislike for Auburn.
Georgia has a chance to close out the SEC East crown this weekend against the Tigers, but Auburn has a chance to shatter those intentions with a victory in Athens.