By Pius Aghadiuno Published 05/01/2017 17:36:00 | Views: 3958
Elijah Holyfield

ATHENS, GA - Elijah Holyfield, the son of famed boxing champion Evander Holyfield, was arrested on drug charges in Athens early Monday morning, according to jail records.

Holyfield, a running back for the University of Georgia and an economics major, was arrested by University of Georgia Police on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug-related objects and marijuana possession, less than 1 oz. and use of drug related objects.

Jail record shows Holyfield was booked into the Athens-Clarke County Jail jail at 3:19 AM and bonded out less than an hour later, at 4:08 a.m.

"Coach Smart is aware of the incident," Sr. Associate Athletic Director Claude Felton told Georgia Newsday Monday morning following Holyfield's arrest.

UGA's drug and alcohol policy states that first violation results in a 1-game suspension. Georgia opens against Appalachian State on Sept. 2.

Holyfield rushed for 29 yards on six carries as a freshman and will contest for playing time at one of the deepest positions on the team. Nick Chubb and Sony Michel are Georgia's top running backs.

By Pius Aghadiuno 05/01/2017 17:36:00

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