Former UGA player accused of armed robbery

Former UGA player arrested for armed robbery
Published: Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:26 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:26 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - From knocking over kick returners in the Georgia Dome to allegedly knocking over gas stations in Columbus, Quintavius Harrow has gone from the top to the bottom in just three years.

Harrow turned himself in to authorities Wednesday Oct. 22, answering to the accusation that he and 21-year-old Richard Lucas robbed two businesses at gunpoint. Last week, a woman at the Summit gas station on Veterans Parkway told police one of the men accused her of withholding money during the robbery and struck her in the face with the pistol. He also a suspect in the robbery of a Circle K in the 4400 block of Macon Road.

Harrow went to University of Georgia on a football scholarship and won the Newcomer Of The Year award for his role on special teams.  WTVM Sports Anchor, Dave Platta, was in the Georgia locker room in 2011 when Harrow was asked about the experience of playing at The Dome for the first time.
"It was like Disney World out there being on the field.  All of the lights, fans... it's different from high school.  The fans coming from high school to college- it's a big difference."
Harrow played in fourteen games before he failed out of school and he hasn't been back since. As a freshman at Carver High School, harrow was part of the team that won a state championship.  
He and fellow Carver alumnus, Isaiah Crowell, both played for Georgia at the same time and they were both in the same car in 2012 when police pulled them over and found an unlicensed gun under the driver's seat. Harrow was questioned and released while Crowell received charges that were later dismissed.   The pair never played another season for Georgia after that incident, but Crowell bounced back to play for a different school and now he is with the Cleveland Browns.
Harrow never made such a recovery, however, and while he and Crowell are both wearing orange uniforms right now, one's getting paid to wear it while the other is being forced to. It's not Harrow's first time in jail. He was arrested in Columbus once before on loitering and obstruction charges, but the most recent accusation is the most serious one he's ever faced.
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