Isaiah Crowell’s choice of cap at Auburn game creates controversy

Carver-Columbus teammates Gabe Wright (L) and Isaiah Crowell, wearing the Alabama cap in question, enjoyed their visit to Auburn last Saturday. (Photo by AuburnUndercover.com)

Carver-Columbus teammates Gabe Wright (L) and Isaiah Crowell, wearing the Alabama cap in question, enjoyed their visit to Auburn last Saturday. (Photo reprinted with permission from AuburnUndercover.com)

Isaiah Crowell’s choice of headwear at the Auburn-Georgia game last Saturday has created a mild controversy in Internet fan forums and chatrooms this week.

The five-star running back from Columbus wore a black Alabama cap to the game, which he attended as an invited guest of the Tigers. A picture of Crowell and teammate Gabe Wright sitting in the stands during the contest brought attention to it.

Some Auburn fans took offense that Crowell would have the gall to wear Alabama apparel as an invited guest to a game on the Plains. Bama fans are certain it means he’s a lock to end up in Tuscaloosa. Georgia fans worry it means they’ve lost ground.

But Crowell said it never occurred to him that it might bother anybody.

“It was no disrespect to anybody,” Crowell said Thursday. “It was just a fashion thing; it went with what I was wearing. I didn’t even think about it.”

Crowell was asked if anything could be read into the fact he was wearing apparel from Alabama, which is a major player in his recruitment along with Georgia and Auburn, among others.

“Well, no sir,” he said. “Like I said, I didn’t even think about it.”

The reality is, regardless of choice of wardrobe, the visit to Auburn actually lifted the Tigers considerably in Crowell’s eyes.

“I think so,” Carver coach Dell McGee said. “He had a good visit over there.”

Meanwhile, Crowell has one more visit planned this season. He said he will be at the Georgia-Georgia Tech game on Nov. 27 in Athens.

Asked if he might break out the Alabama hat again there, Crowell laughed. “I’m probably not going to wear a hat.”

213 comments Add your comment

JustMyOpinion

November 18th, 2010
3:55 pm

That’s a Black Braves hat!

juvenal

November 18th, 2010
3:58 pm

Braves “A” has no top-knot(your welcome)

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:01 pm

That is a bama cap

jp

November 18th, 2010
4:02 pm

that is just a kid, he doesn’t know any different

Football

November 18th, 2010
4:05 pm

Who cares about the hat anyway, thats just a wardrobe fashion. Isahiah knows where is he is going, so guys please lets wait for that time . dont panic

Chip Towers

November 18th, 2010
4:05 pm

Chris: It undoubtedly is. Crowell says so. Read the story.

rincon dawg

November 18th, 2010
4:06 pm

just another reason our coach sucks. he cant even recruit his own state. congrats bama.

q77

November 18th, 2010
4:07 pm

dat a stands for atlanta yal smh!!!!

Georgia is in my blood

November 18th, 2010
4:08 pm

LOL, oh my.. the times we live in. People going crazy over a young dude rocking an Alabama fitted. LOL Like he said, it’s a fashion statement. He just wanted to jump fresh and have his fitted match his outfit. That’s all. Y’all be easy now ya hear.

ChuyDawg

November 18th, 2010
4:09 pm

Remember that prospects have alot of fun with the recruitment game. Its been proven time after time. Remember LeMay with the Clemson Orange shirt at his announcement. James wilder Jr. with the Red and Black at his announcement. Its all meant to get the boards fired up.

bigtime

November 18th, 2010
4:09 pm

Looks as if Crowell will be bringing the “blackout” to Bama…Roll Tide, nice hat Isaiah

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:10 pm

That only means one thing. Richt and his coaches have missed out on another top recruit. I don’t believe that fashion statement, Crowell might as well sign his LOI to Tuscaloosa

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:11 pm

Chip there is no need for sarcasm, I was clarifying the first post when the guy said that was a braves cap

juvenal

November 18th, 2010
4:12 pm

so, Chip, did ‘bama rip the Braves off by sticking the asterisk on front of the Braves “A”?-have wondered(Braves DID borrow chop from fsu, who copied the Cardinals logo)

I da Man

November 18th, 2010
4:15 pm

Man, it had an A on it. Don’t Aubern start wid a A.

Thats a braves Hat suckas

November 18th, 2010
4:16 pm

I da Man

November 18th, 2010
4:16 pm

Man, it has a A on it. Don’t Aubern start widda A?

rincon dawg

November 18th, 2010
4:16 pm

if you were the man you would know that auburn is an a over u

rincon dawg

November 18th, 2010
4:18 pm

with your link you just proved its a bama hat.

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:19 pm

Dude your link just proved that is not a braves cap

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
4:19 pm

I hope we here from Lowndes25 on this story i just hope this is an old Braves cap .

Lowndes25

November 18th, 2010
4:19 pm

@Chris, the black hat matched his black jeans…nothing more to the story. He rocks UGA gear all of the time. Richt and his staff have done an awesome job on the recruiting trail this year…you will see…

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:21 pm

@Lowndes 25

Wow Crowell is gonna break Georgia fans hearts come signing day, A guy wears a bama cap and now you say its a fashion statement wow.

rincon dawg

November 18th, 2010
4:21 pm

red and black its a bama cap. I work with a huge bama fan and he has one just like it.

dap01

November 18th, 2010
4:23 pm

That picture will be memorable because it is one of the last one before the probation.

rincon dawg

November 18th, 2010
4:23 pm

Lowndes25
doesnt georgia have black hats? Hes not coming to uga.

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:24 pm

@Ryan Red and Black

Just look at the link posted, that is proof its not a braves cap Crowell is with the crimson tide

dap01

November 18th, 2010
4:25 pm

Has Saban met with Dallas officials yet?

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:25 pm

I agree with rincon dawg, all the black caps in this world and Crowell chooses to wear a black Bama cap, coincidence I don’t think so

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:26 pm

@dap01

Jason Garrett will be the head coach next year

Bama in Atlanta

November 18th, 2010
4:27 pm

Make sure to pay close attention to the cap……People originally thought Cam Newton was going to Stanford until they realized that his cap wasn’t an “S” but a “$”.

juvenal

November 18th, 2010
4:27 pm

honorary 1? just trying to help, used to confuse them too…

Lowndes25

November 18th, 2010
4:28 pm

@Chris, do you want to know how I can say that it was just a fashion statement…because I know one of the guys who went to the game with Isaiah. He is the one who told me it was a fashion statement days ago (black hat to match his black jeans)…Chip just corroborated his point with this article. Crowell will be a Dawg…

ed

November 18th, 2010
4:28 pm

bama and fashion in the same discussion?
ROTFLMAO

Bremen Dawg

November 18th, 2010
4:30 pm

He is playing games with Auburn to see if he can get more than $180,000.

rincon dawg

November 18th, 2010
4:30 pm

well whoever gets this guy is getting a pure stud. If you watch him he doesnt need much of a hole, if he just gets a crack hes gone and if a db gets in his way he just blasts him. Heck of a ball carrier.

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:31 pm

@Lowndes25

Ok you believe that story, but a recruit wears a Bama cap to an Auburn-UGA game and there is no problem at all. Crowell is going to Tuscaloosa

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:32 pm

Crowell knows Auburn is about to get the death penalty from the NCAA so there is no way that guy goes there

Hankie Aron

November 18th, 2010
4:33 pm

Chris- That means only one thing. Really?? WOW, you assume way too much. Sounds like much ado about nothing to me. It does mean one thing you are right- a decent column from Chip for an otherwise boring Recruiting Thursday. Thanks

Tired Of It

November 18th, 2010
4:34 pm

He’s one of those players that’s leaving the state of Ga. because of the sentiments of so many georgians. That’s a young man who gets it, and will go somewhere people are appreciative. That’s the reason this state is losing it’s best talent to the surrounding states. I told you before, these young men read all these comments some people write about them all the time. If you don’t think so, continue to blog about issues the way you do, and you’ll lose even more talent. It’s not all about how great a recruiter Mark Richt is, there are other things involved.

Lowndes25

November 18th, 2010
4:36 pm

@Chris, believe what story? I know for a fact that it was just a fashion statement…Isaiah even said so himself and corroborated my friends statement to me…I think I will take their word for it.

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:36 pm

@Hankie Aron

A picture is worth a thousand words

dawgster

November 18th, 2010
4:37 pm

I think the young man appears to be having fun and playing th recruiting game very well…whether he was making a statement or not, we probably don’t know…on one hand why would he wear a Bama hat to Au knowing it would cause a stir, when the dawgs and Au are playing, on the other hand you could make a case that since the dawgs colors are Red and Black, then he was there as a dawg fan, but the hat had an “A” on it. Again i think he was having fun with it and knew exactly what he was doing and thus all of us are getting caught up into what an 18 year old wears and if that means anything…I truly believe he knows where he is going to attend school and is just having fun with everyone right now…I hope he joins the dawgs, but we are looking at others also, who have some ability too, so i’m not going to be devastated if we lose him to Bama, disappointed, sure, but thats about it…

rincon dawg

November 18th, 2010
4:38 pm

thats not why they leave tired. they leave because someone sold them a better product. not because people state their opinions. I guess you will just have to keep being tired.

Hankie Aron

November 18th, 2010
4:38 pm

Chris- I guess you have about 800 to go then on this non-story

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:38 pm

@Lowndes25

My sources tell me Crowell is Bama bound, I don’t believe the friends source crap. After the Lebron James decision, people have learned not to believe inner circle bs because in the end Crowell will choose what best for him and that is Bama

ryan Red & Black

November 18th, 2010
4:39 pm

Hey Chris could be jinks don’t get to confident because remember James Wilder Jr i know that was UGA but this in reverse .

Chris

November 18th, 2010
4:40 pm

@Hankie Aron

I would say I have a 180,000 left to go if he chooses auburn

Paddy

November 18th, 2010
4:40 pm

That A on his hat means he is going to Amhurts U or American U, I heard they are sneaking up his list. Since both teams have dropped football he will be taking his red shirt year his freshman year.

Red

November 18th, 2010
4:41 pm

It’s an Atlanta Braves hat that he colored black.
It’s an Atlanta Braves hat that he colored black.