Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield arrested on drug charges
Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield was arrested early Monday on two misdemeanor marijuana charges. Holyfield is the son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield.
According to the Athens-Clarke County jail website, Holyfield was charged with use of drug related objects and possession of marijuana.
The rising sophomore was arrested just after 3:00 a.m. this morning.
Holyfield is expected to backup Nick Chubb and Sony Michel in 2017, and he’ll also compete for playing time with Brian Herrien. Holyfield carried six times for 29 yards as a true freshman in 2016 appearing in five games. He also recorded one catch for 19 yards.
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The UGA student-athlete drug policy calls for a one-game suspension for a marijuana arrest.
Holyfield is a former 4-star prospect and was rated as the country’s No. 6 running back in the class of 2016, according to 247sports Composite Rankings.
We’ll update when new information is available.