Indiana Hoosiers forward Emmitt Holt was recently dismissed from the program following his August citation for illegal possession of alcohol, and yesterday issued an apology to the team’s fan base. Holt’s apology was reported by Zach Osterman of the Indianapolis Star.
Holt’s apology read as follows:
Dear Indiana University Community,
While my dismissal from the Indiana basketball team was a consequence of my own choices, I’m primarily gulity (sic) of doing what most young college students do on any given weekend which is participate in campus life which often includes engaging in the use of alcohol. As a member of the Indiana basketball team I realize that I am held to a higher standard than most college students, coaches and family down and for that I’m truly sorry. I promise to learn from my mistakes and I look forward to pursuing my studies and my basketball career at Indian Hills. I want to thank Coach Crean, the entire staff, my teammates and most of all the great fans of Indiana Basketball for my time I’m Bloomington.
After spending the upcoming season at Indian Hills, in Iowa, Holt will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. Just how many schools show interest in him, however, remains to be seen. On top of the incident that got him dismissed, Holt was the man behind the wheel of the car that struck former teammate Devin Davis, who was dismissed from the program over the summer following a marijuana citation. In the accident, Davis suffered a head injury and Holt was suspended for four games after it was determined he too was drunk.
In his lone season with the team, Holt posted 3.6 points and three rebounds per game. Hopefully, he can get his head screwed on straight and stay out of trouble so that he can get back to Division I basketball with a bang after spending a season at Indian Hills.
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