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Georgia Dismisses Starting WR JJ Holloman After Assault Allegations

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A starting college football wide receiver found himself off the team on Friday afternoon.

According to a report from The Covington News, Georgia dismissed wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman in the wake of assault allegations against him.

Head coach Kirby Smart issued a strong statement announcing Holloman is no longer a member of the Bulldogs football program.

"Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program," Coach Kirby Smart said in a statement to The Covington News.

"We expect every member of our team to uphold the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia and Georgia football. It is disappointing when this does not happen."

The announcement stems from an incident from April 2018 where Holloman is accused of hitting and choking a female victim.

From the police report:

"(The victim) stated that (the brother) walked in at this point and pulled the suspect (Holloman) off her. (The victim) stated she got behind (the brother) for protection. (The victim) stated the suspect (Holloman) then reached over (the brother) and punched her in the face."

Holloman emerged as a standout wide receiver for the Bulldogs last season.

He racked up 24 receptions for 418 yards and five touchdowns on the year.