UGA Football: Elijah Holyfield Arrested On Misdemeanor Drug Charges

A promising UGA football player was arrested early Monday morning.

According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, running back Elijah Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, was arrested in the wee hours of the morning on misdemeanor drug charges.

Holyfield was charged with possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

The sophomore, a former four-star recruit from Atlanta’s Woodward Academy, spent less than an hour in Athens-Clarke County Jail before being released on $4,050 bond.

The AJC notes UGA’s student-athlete drug policy calls for a one-game suspension for a marijuana arrest.

While Holyfield is behind star running backs Nick Chubb and Sony Michel on the depth chart, he did seem poised for a larger role in 2017 after a strong showing in the Bulldogs’ Spring Game. Holyfield recorded 15 carries, the most of any UGA running back on the day, for 49 yards and a touchdown.

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Photo Credit: Athens-Clarke County Jail