There was no money exchanged, no recruit tampering and no illicit puppy provisions when Isaiah Crowell held up a 5-week-old English bulldog related to the Uga line that belonged to Woods on National Signing Day, said the Georgia fan best known for painting a bulldog atop his head on gamedays.
For anyone following Georgia’s recruiting and the saga involving Woods and Crowell, now a Georgia freshman tailback, this is nothing surprising.
What comes as news, however, is that the University of Georgia quietly launched and wrapped up an investigation into the incident, that Woods was just a few minutes away from committing what may have qualified as an NCAA infraction and that the dog-runner, former Georgia defensive back Glenn Ford, had close enough ties to Crowell and the Carver-Columbus football program to squash any allegations of wrongdoing.
Woods said Wednesday that he was only recently notified by Georgia that the investigation into whether the loaner puppy could have violated NCAA rules came to an end, clearing him and Ford and taking away another of the nit-picky potential violations looming over Crowell’s head.
No news yet on whether Woods has been cleared by PETA.