College football notes: Former West Virginia player faces child molestation charge

West Virginia quarterback Skyler Howard (3) hands off to running back Justin Crawford during a game against Oklahoma State on Oct. 29, 2016.
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Police say a former West Virginia football player has been charged in Georgia with aggravated child molestation. Authorities say Justin Crawford was arrested after a 12-year-old girl told her mother Crawford had sex with her Saturday morning in his Columbus home.

Police say Crawford first denied having sex with the girl, then later said it was her idea. A lawyer for Crawford couldn’t be found. Crawford played two seasons for West Virginia and signed this year as an undrafted free agent with the Atlanta Falcons before being released.



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