Details released of Elijah Holyfield's drug arrest at Georgia
Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield was arrested early Monday morning for two misdemeanor charges related to marijuana –use of drug related objects and possession of marijuana. Holyfield is the son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield.
According to the police report (via Macon.com), a resident assistant called the police after smelling marijuana coming from his dorm room. When police arrived and opened the door, they smelled marijuana, and Holyfield’s eyes were bloodshot.
He initially said he hadn’t been smoking, and he denied the police the desire to search his dorm room. The police returned with a warrant and found a glass pipe and a small bag of marijuana in Holyfield’s room, of which he denied knowing the items were in his room.
Holyfield was arrested and booked into the Clarke County Jail at 3:19 a.m., and he posted $4,050 bail soon thereafter.
According to the report, two other UGA players were in his room at the time, but their names have not been released and they have not been charged with anything.
UGA’s student-athlete handbook requires a one-game suspension for a marijuana arrest.