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Jack Crawford says he no longer lived in apartment where drug paraphernalia was found

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Earlier this month, police found various items of drug paraphernalia in an apartment where former Penn State defensive end Jack Crawford reportedly resides.

Crawford’s agents explain that Crawford has not lived in the apartment in several months, and that none of the items recovered by police belong to Crawford.

“From December 2011 forward, Mr. Crawford did not reside at the apartment in question at any time,” said Eastern Athletic Services in a statement.  “Mr. Crawford was assigned one of the rooms in that four person apartment in August 2011 as part of his football scholarship and was given permission by the University to reside in that apartment as he chose.  Mr. Crawford lived in that apartment during the fall semester of what was his senior year. That semester ended in December 2011. That same month, Mr. Crawford and his Penn State teammates left for the Ticket City Bowl in Dallas, Texas. From that point forward, Mr. Crawford never again resided at the apartment in question.  After the Ticket City Bowl, Mr. Crawford played in college all-star games, attended several camps, participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and was living with family outside of the State of Pennsylvania, where he continues to reside and will remain until after the NFL Draft.

“The items listed in the Receipt Inventory of the Police Search Warrant do not belong to Jack Crawford,” the statement continues.  “He never used them nor did he have any knowledge of their existence.  Mr. Crawford does not use drugs and he does not own or possess any drug paraphernalia.  Mr. Crawford is an exceptionally skilled player who has been preparing his whole life for his career as a professional athlete.  He is a young man who is devoted to his sport and his family.  Mr. Crawford would not jeopardize either his future or his family by involving himself in illegal activity.”

Crawford was regarded as a late-round prospect.  Teams interested in him undoubtedly will explore the information in order to confirm its accuracy.

And if it’s accurate, it should have no bearing on Crawford’s draft stock.

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6 Responses to “Jack Crawford says he no longer lived in apartment where drug paraphernalia was found”
  1. pjgrannan says: Mar 30, 2012 5:03 PM

    You left out the part about the media (including this site) owing Crawford an apology for earlier reports if this is accurate. His reputation was unfairly trashed because drug paraphernalia was found in an apartment he no longer lives in.

  2. babyhorsemorgan says: Mar 30, 2012 5:08 PM

    The agent went on to say that pictures of a huge, roided up, borderline retarded looking individual on the internet, purporting to be of Jack Crawford of Penn State, are not of his client. Who is in fact a rather meek and scholarly looking individual, wearing wire rimmed glasses and favoring collared shirts and cardigan sweaters.

  3. amaf21 says: Mar 30, 2012 5:27 PM

    Bro, how you gonna catch Hannibal Lecter if you’re sitting around stoned all day?

  4. nyjalleffingday says: Mar 30, 2012 6:43 PM

    Why is it a big deal anyway? Everybody does it. Prohibition never has, doesn’t, and never will work.

  5. bucks12965 says: Mar 30, 2012 8:50 PM

    nyjalleffingday….I don’t do it. But I’m a nerd.

  6. qdog112 says: Mar 31, 2012 1:12 PM

    “Crawford’s agents explain that Crawford has not lived in the apartment in several months, and that none of the items recovered by police belong to Crawford.’
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    Well, that’s good enough for me. If he said it wasn’t his, obviously it wasn’t. Move along. I take your word, Mr. Zimmerman.

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