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Police find drug paraphernalia at Penn State draft prospect’s apartment

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On March 14, former Penn State defensive end Jack Crawford participated in his Pro Day workout.  That same day, police found drug paraphernalia in an apartment that Crawford shares with current Penn State receiver Devon Smith.

According to the Press of Atlantic City, police investigating a suspected burglary at the apartment and obtained a search warrant after seeing certain items in plain sight.

Per the report, the warrant identifies “blunts, a bottle of Hurricane malt liquor, a bottle of prescription medication, a grinder, a plastic bag containing marijuana ash, a blue towel with buds and a scale.”

Crawford is projected as a late-round pick in next month’s draft.

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72 Responses to “Police find drug paraphernalia at Penn State draft prospect’s apartment”
  1. everydayimfumbilin says: Mar 26, 2012 11:32 PM

    Victorious and uplifting

  2. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 26, 2012 11:40 PM

    “Brah, someone tried to steal our stash, so I reported it to the cops.”.

    “You mean these cops?”.

  3. cali49er707 says: Mar 26, 2012 11:40 PM

    welcome to the typical life of a college kid……………… are people living in denial now???not saying its right, just the facts!!!

  4. sledgehorn says: Mar 26, 2012 11:42 PM

    And just like that the kid misses out on a couple hundred thousand dollars and a chance to play in the NFL, when will they learn…

  5. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 26, 2012 11:43 PM

    LOL, google Jack Crawford, Penn State, and it all makes sense.

  6. captainwisdom8888 says: Mar 26, 2012 11:44 PM


  7. gmenmunny says: Mar 26, 2012 11:44 PM

    Ashes in plastic baggies and bud in a blue towel? I think I know whats going on here..

  8. contra74 says: Mar 26, 2012 11:46 PM

    I hear the Packers already made the kid an offer.

  9. chawk12thman says: Mar 26, 2012 11:52 PM

    Drug testing as part of pre-employment screening happens in many employment settings. Is it part of the NFL’s? If not, it should be……….

  10. ee00ee says: Mar 26, 2012 11:57 PM

    a blue towel with buds and a scale??? They caught TOWELIE!!!


  11. bobwhitequail says: Mar 26, 2012 11:59 PM

    “Crawford WAS projected as a late-round pick in next month’s draft.”


  12. jackntorres says: Mar 27, 2012 12:08 AM

    You can confiscate malt liquor?

  13. jacobslatter says: Mar 27, 2012 12:08 AM

    You always gotta have a grinder or hoagie or foot-long hero with your stuff.

  14. phillyphunk says: Mar 27, 2012 12:11 AM

    sounds like the average college apartment to me

  15. steelcityrapist says: Mar 27, 2012 12:12 AM


    WHO DEY!

  16. footballhistorian says: Mar 27, 2012 12:12 AM

    My guess is that the Pennsylvania state penal (the giggling my begin in 3…2…1) system will be drafting the first DE and WR this year. And why put ashes in a plastic baggie? All they needed to do is rinse their ashtray once a day.

  17. applecool1981 says: Mar 27, 2012 12:13 AM

    Seriously, what idiots. How stupid can a person be to call the police and keep illegal items out on display? Maybe they were twacked out. The only other thing I can think is someone had beef with one of them and called the police pretending to be them in hopes of getting them in trouble. Guy’s career is over before it even started; Roger Goodell will make sure of it.

  18. mnsadsportsfan says: Mar 27, 2012 12:23 AM

    who cares big deal poke smot

  19. doe22us says: Mar 27, 2012 12:26 AM

    The question then becomes, was it his or his roomate? Anyhow you cut it both are SOL.

  20. dinodimes says: Mar 27, 2012 12:31 AM

    at least he wasnt nekked in the shower ……happy valley has standards ya know 😉

  21. RavenzGunnerz says: Mar 27, 2012 12:31 AM

    don’t ruin your career young man!

  22. dylude says: Mar 27, 2012 12:33 AM

    So instead of finding the burglar and recovering a citizen’s stolen property, these men are served with charges stemming from victimless misdemeanors.

    This is our tax dollars at work. Instead of these policemen being on patrol and preventing another burglary, they are investigating college kids and recreational drugs. Move along.

  23. brewcrewfan54 says: Mar 27, 2012 12:37 AM

    Now he’s not a pick in next months draft.

  24. st0n3r78 says: Mar 27, 2012 12:40 AM

    Seriously who gives a crap? Pretty much EVERYONE has smoked pot or still does. Hell, our Presidents smoke pot, who really cares if an athlete smokes pot? Its definitely not a performance enhancing drug. Id rather they smoke some pot and be lazy than do some roids and become homicidal.

    Its time people get over the whole taboo of marijuana being so naughty. Just because its illegal does not make it dangerous or worthy of ruining ones life. Remember alcohol once was prohibited and is now legal, it just takes time and fighting and its near.

  25. eaglesnoles05 says: Mar 27, 2012 12:40 AM

    Legalize it.

  26. Punk says: Mar 27, 2012 12:41 AM

    Hurricane Malt Liquor?

    I wondered why that was included. Is he under 21?

  27. heybobbay says: Mar 27, 2012 12:47 AM

    Hurricane malt liquor and blue towels are against the law?

  28. briscocountyjr says: Mar 27, 2012 12:48 AM

    Sounds all set to transfer his headlines to the NFL!!

  29. pjgrannan says: Mar 27, 2012 12:50 AM

    I would have to drop him as much for stupidity as for the drug use. What kind of foolishness does it take to call the police to your apartment to say you have been burglarized and leave your drugs in plain sight ??

  30. pjgrannan says: Mar 27, 2012 12:54 AM

    I just read the linked story and it appears it was a dorm residence advisor that originally called the police because of a damaged window that looked suspicious. So I have to retract my comment about how stupid they were to call police to their own apartment.

    Also a good chance the original entry by police might be ruled improper and the evidence from the warrant thrown out.

    In any event I doubt the marijuana issue will be a major issue for him come draft time. No idea where he is projected to go.

  31. slugbaitspace says: Mar 27, 2012 12:57 AM

    A blue towel with buds and a scale?

    Have you boys seen a talking towel anywhere? Nevermind, I’m gonna go back to playing my new Okama Gamesphere…

  32. mayortito says: Mar 27, 2012 12:58 AM

    Towelie? that blue towel is not a good role model.

  33. vontazemebro says: Mar 27, 2012 1:00 AM

    Livin LARGE 🙂

  34. robert831 says: Mar 27, 2012 1:01 AM

    So what, they found weed??? These are college kids. It’s not like they found any really drugs… What a complete waste of tax payer dollars. Why even post this?

  35. joenash72 says: Mar 27, 2012 1:10 AM

    — the warrant identifies “blunts, a bottle of Hurricane malt liquor, a bottle of prescription medication, a grinder, a plastic bag containing marijuana ash, a blue towel with buds and a scale.” —

    What did the police see that was out-of-the-ordinary for a college apartment that justified a search warrant ?

  36. tryptoboz says: Mar 27, 2012 1:10 AM

    If you’re going to report a burglary, make sure all your “stuff” is put up!

  37. graham4jc says: Mar 27, 2012 1:19 AM

    “Crawford is projected as an UDFA in next month’s draft.”

    Fixed to reflect current status post-search.

  38. graham4jc says: Mar 27, 2012 1:20 AM

    Oops, I mean “to go undrafted”.

    I should have had my cup of coffee first.

  39. killxswitch says: Mar 27, 2012 1:23 AM

    OMG, athletes smoking weed! Next they’ll start having unprotected sex with attractive young women!

  40. hotpappyjohnson says: Mar 27, 2012 1:26 AM

    “blunts, a bottle of Hurricane malt liquor, a bottle of prescription medication, a grinder, a plastic bag containing marijuana ash, a blue towel with buds and a scale.”

    dam this sounds like Temple. Hurricane+ Orange Juice= Urban Mamosa

  41. nonstopdrivel says: Mar 27, 2012 1:35 AM

    Wait, let me get this straight. You call the police to report a burglary, but you don’t bother to hid your drug paraphernalia first? Someone is clearly lacking in the brains department. I’m surprised the cops even bothered to get a warrant for these items. Typically, once they are invited into a home, they are allowed to collect anything “in plain sight.”

  42. cup1981 says: Mar 27, 2012 1:42 AM

    “Crawford is projected as a late-round pick in next month’s draft.”

    Not any more….

  43. truthserum4u says: Mar 27, 2012 1:57 AM

    Crawford is projected as a late-round pick in next month’s draft.

    Not so fast my friends…

  44. wetpaperbag3 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:11 AM

    Forget about this Penn State dumbazz…what ever happened to one of the biggest NCAA drug stings/hauls in US history found at Texas Christian University a few months ago?

  45. seattlesuperchronic says: Mar 27, 2012 2:23 AM

    OH NO! Not weed and booze! He’s a lost cause. He’s morally corrupt. I hate to do it, but I need to quote the great Roger Rabbit, “puh puh puh please”. I don’t know the laws in that state but here in the Emerald City, we’ve moved passed this.

  46. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Mar 27, 2012 2:26 AM

    Jimmy crack corn and I don’t care…

  47. frankdatank23 says: Mar 27, 2012 2:44 AM

    So what ? Michael Floyd was caught driving around wasted and he’ll be a 1st round pick. This kid apparently likes to smoke pot in his house.

  48. numba1recx19 says: Mar 27, 2012 3:29 AM

    Who cares, weed is awesome, legalize it already.

  49. ihateyoujeff says: Mar 27, 2012 4:41 AM

    Probably should change that to “Crawford WAS projected as a late-round pick in next month’s draft”

  50. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Mar 27, 2012 5:20 AM

    Oh no watch out… Hes a weed smoker. Hes gonna hit people with his car like Stallworth or violently assault people… oh wait, thats the legal stuff they sell everywhere. Not that illegal substance that doesnt do harm to households and pedestrians.

  51. juicedtothemax says: Mar 27, 2012 5:46 AM

    Not anymore…can you say undrafted free agent

  52. sudz28 says: Mar 27, 2012 6:09 AM

    When will these dummies learn?

  53. brasho says: Mar 27, 2012 6:09 AM

    And now we know why Crawford was such an underachiever at PSU… too busy with his side projects… of dealing drugs.

  54. jenniferxxx says: Mar 27, 2012 6:10 AM

    In the immortal words of Rick Perry … oops.

  55. joetoronto says: Mar 27, 2012 6:18 AM

    I hope it was worth it, but something tells me it wasn’t, duh.

  56. joemammy says: Mar 27, 2012 6:45 AM


  57. pb420 says: Mar 27, 2012 6:53 AM

    As time marches on, these incidents of cannabis possession are going to be more commonplace. Why? Of all the items listed that were found, the cannabis is the least of the kid’s worries. You ever do wind sprints hungover? Yeah, me neither. I know I’ll get thumbs down but I really don’t care. Speeding is illegal too, yet that doesn’t stop most from doing it. If I’m a professional athlete, then I’ll choose cannabis over alcohol any day of the week, and twice on Sunday.

  58. Steeler's Will says: Mar 27, 2012 7:16 AM

    How much weed? Obviously enough to warrant a scale. Also, what was in the script bottle? This might not be a simple case of a college kid getting baked and playing xbox in the privacy of his apartment. I support legalization but it isn’t worth missing out on the NFL payday.

    “Crawford, who is taking online courses toward earning his degree in Anthropology…”


  59. dman6015 says: Mar 27, 2012 7:22 AM

    Paterno is gone, so it’s a free-for-all now. Let’s see if Coach BO’B has the same philosophy as JoePa concerning criminal activity by players. We Are…Too Late!

  60. nflofficeadmin says: Mar 27, 2012 7:33 AM

    Blunts and Malt Liquor… I’m guessing it was the wide receiver. That sounds like the Santonio Holmes diet. Tone’s eyes are ALWAYS red as a fire truck for a reason. This young buck is just trying to follow the program.

  61. ty49er4life says: Mar 27, 2012 7:59 AM

    Jesus Christ really? What a waste of time IT’S JUST WEED!!!

  62. bangitfootball says: Mar 27, 2012 8:18 AM

    Crawford is not expected to be drafted next month.

  63. nfl1818 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:25 AM

    Some gms might be impressed with the grinder and the scale . Very diligent

  64. stonecld33 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:28 AM

    I’m sure ricky Williams dorm had gonja plants cultivating and the aints traded the whole draft for him. No story here

  65. fosteraustralianfortouchdown says: Mar 27, 2012 8:40 AM

    They found a scale as well, a couple blunts might be forgiveable, scale! guessing they were distributing as well

  66. harleyrider1973 says: Mar 27, 2012 8:51 AM

    “Crawford is projected as a late-round pick in next month’s draft.”

    Probably not anymore

  67. vadog says: Mar 27, 2012 8:52 AM

    Pot may not be addictive and it may be less harmful than alcohol, except for the one little, tiny side effect! People who are high on pot are incredibly STUPID!!!

  68. jimmysee says: Mar 27, 2012 9:09 AM

    contra74 says:
    Mar 26, 2012 11:46 PM

    I hear the Packers already made the kid an offer.


    Do I hear undrafted free agent?

    Could be a good value signing for Ted Thompson.

    What would the cops find in your apartment, contra74?

  69. raiders757 says: Mar 27, 2012 9:17 AM

    …so other than the prescription medication, if it isn’t prescribed to anyone in the apartment, is the only thing that should be considered a big deal here. Smoking weed has become “the norm” and will be legal in the very near future, so it’s time to stop punishing people for it. yea yea, I know, it’s still illegal, but I’m tired of my government enforcing laws created around narrow minded conservative religious values that I don’t believe in. This is supposed to be the land of the free.

  70. therealsmiley says: Mar 27, 2012 9:50 AM

    Sounds like a major drug bust. Hail!

  71. eagles671 says: Mar 27, 2012 9:59 AM

    Haha googled him,
    He must have heard that joke,
    The one that knocks your eyebrows off

  72. thatguywhoisactuallyamiamisportsfan says: Mar 27, 2012 10:02 AM

    People who sell pot just sell it to smoke for free. It is not a ‘lucrative business’. Marijuana may be ‘illegal’, but it does have therapeutic tendencies. At least he wasn’t popping pills or selling them, those are what really mess you up. Keep blazing, my man. Just don’t worry and be happy.

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