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REPORT: Channing Crowder in car accident?

Courtesy of CBS 4:

An early morning crash in Hollywood may have involved a sidelined Miami Dolphins' player.

The Florida Highway Patrol said around 5:15 a.m. they received a call about a car that had gone off the Hollywood Boulevard exit ramp on the Florida Turnpike and slammed into a palm tree. When an FHP trooper arrived at the accident site, he found keys inside the abandoned vehicle along with a blackberry, a set of crutches in the back seat and a gun.

A check of the car's license plate showed it was registered to Dolphins' linebacker Channing Crowder.

This isn't what this team needs right now, that's for sure.  More on this as I hear it.

**UPDATE**: Local 10 adds this bit of info:

There were no reports of any injuries and Dolphins officials said they weren't sure if Crowder was driving the truck at the time of the crash.

More on this as we hear it...[end update]

**UPDATE #2**: CBS 4 has added this to their article:

CBS4 contacted Crowder who said he had let a friend borrow his truck and that the friend was okay.

Did they ask why his friend is a friggin idiot and decided to abandon the scene and leave the car behind to be found by police? Of course not. They never ask the "right" questions. [end update #2]

**UPDATE #3**: The Palm Beach Post tells us that Crowder has confessed to being the driver and was issued a couple of citations:

Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder was cited for careless driving and leaving the scene of a crash after he lost control of his Dodge pickup truck on Florida's Turnpike this morning and and hit a tree, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.
Troopers tracked the vehicle to Crowder. When they contacted Crowder at his home Broward County, he admitted to being the driver at the time of the crash. He stated that he was tired, lost control on the wet ramp, and struck a tree, troopers said.

"He did not want to wait in the rain and got a ride home," FHP said in a statement.

Crowder was issued a citation for careless driving, a moving infraction, and leaving the scene of a crash involving property damage, a 2nd degree misdemeanor.

Personal property was recovered from the vehicle and returned to Crowder.

So I guess that ends that...for now.[end update #3]