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Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield Enters Diversion Program For Marijuana Arrest

Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield has entered a pretrial diversion program for his recent marijuana arrest.

Georgia sophomore running back Elijah Holyfield has entered a pretrial diversion program following his May 1 arrest on two misdemeanor drug charges.

Holyfield, the son of heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, was charged with possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and possession of drug-related objects following a search of his campus dorm room.

The arrest came early in the morning on Monday, May 1.

The Athens Banner-Heraldhas details on the program:

As part of the agreement recently reached with the Solicitor General’s office, Holyfield must complete 40 hours of community service, pay a $200 program fee and a monthly supervision fee as part of the 12-month program. He also may not consume or possess alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs, may not go to a bar, liquor store or nightclub, must submit to random alcohol and/or drug screens at his expense and report once a month to a supervising officer.

Assuming everything above goes as planned, the charge will be dismissed and expunged from his record upon completion of the program.

Holyfield is also expected to be suspended for one game this season per UGA's Athletic Association policy. He rushed for 29 yards on six carries last season.

[Athens Banner-Herald]