ESPN Georgia sophomore running back Elijah Holyfield was arrested early Monday morning on misdemeanor drug charges. The son of former heavyweight boxing champ Evander Holyfield was arrested by campus police and charged with possession of less than 1 ounce of marijuana and possession and use of drug-related objects. He posted $4,050 bail and was released. Holyfield, 20, played in five games as a true freshman last season, rushing for 29 yards on six carries. During Georgia’s spring game earlier this month, the 5-foot-10, 200-pound former four-star prospect had 41 yards and a touchdown. The news of Holyfield’s arrest comes on the heels of Georgia releasing incoming freshman offensive lineman D’Antne Demery from his letter of intent after domestic violence charges. According to Georgia’s student-athlete policy, players are to be suspended one game for a marijuana arrest. Holyfield is the second Bulldogs player to be arrested for marijuana possession; wide receiver Riley Ridley was arrested on a marijuana charge in March. A team spokesman said coach Kirby Smart is aware of Holyfield’s arrest.
Another arrest for marijuana possession for a member of the University Of Georgia football team, except this time the arrest will be much more difficult to sweep under the rug, because the student athlete who was arrested has a very famous father so the story is making national news. Elijah Holyfield, the son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield, was arrested for possession of marijuana. While I am all for legalization of marijuana, it is still illegal in Georgia, so unfortunately Elijah Holyfield will be punished for using a drug which is widely used on college campuses and should never have been made illegal in the first place. If Evander Holyfield wants to discipline his son, he should make Elijah spar a few rounds with him as punishment, Evander Holyfield is now now 54-years-old but he is still jacked and I guarantee he can still throw hands.