The University of Georgia’s own Elijah Holyfield, son of former boxing great Evander Holyfield, was arrested by Athens, Ga., police early Monday morning. According to Dawgs247, a resident advisor at Holyfield’s dorm hall called police because he smelled pot coming from Holyfield’s dorm room. The officers searched Holyfield’s room and found marijuana as well as drug paraphernalia.

Holyfield was booked on a misdemeanor charge of “possessing less than once of marijuana and possession of marijuana related objects.”  He was brought to the Athens Clarke-County jail at 3:19 a.m. and released on bail 4:09 a.m.

Georgia has yet to release any statement on the incident. However, according to the UGA Student Athlete Handbook, players will receive a suspension of one game for a marijuana arrest. However, we will see exactly what punishment is handed down and if any more is coming.

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The 5-10, 215 pound Atlanta native was rated as a 4-star prospect coming out of high school. Holyfield saw limited action for the Bulldogs in his freshman season in 2016 but seems to be poised for an improved season as he had a good spring and had some impressive runs in the spring game. However, Holyfield is still currently behind star running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel as well as fellow sophomore Brian Herrien on the depth chart.

Holyfield joins Riley Ridley as the second marijuana-related arrest Georgia has had this spring. We will see just how much this impacts the Bulldogs in the fall.

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Jay Hawkins is a sophomore in college and studies Communications. He has written for several years as a sports correspondent for his hometown paper, served as editor for his college newspaper, worked as editor at FanSided’s Dawn of the Dawg, and continues to write on his own blog – fallenpylons.com. He has grown up watching sports his whole life and is especially passionate about college football. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, eating bacon, and listening to Bruce Springsteen. #DawgsOnTop
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Jay Hawkins is a sophomore in college and studies Communications. He has written for several years as a sports correspondent for his hometown paper, served as editor for his college newspaper, worked as editor at FanSided’s Dawn of the Dawg, and continues to write on his own blog – fallenpylons.com. He has grown up watching sports his whole life and is especially passionate about college football. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing, eating bacon, and listening to Bruce Springsteen. #DawgsOnTop

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