Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield is entering a pretrial diversion program for his May 1 arrest regarding two misdemeanor drug-related charges, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.
Holyfield is required to finish 40 hours of community service, pay a $200 program fee and a monthly supervision fee during the 12-month program.
Other requirements include:
- Can’t 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
- Report once a month to a supervising officer.
To pass the program, Holyfield can’t be arrested or cited for breaking the law throughout the 12 months.
Holyfield was charged with carrying less than an ounce of marijuana and having possession and use of drug-related objects. When University of Georgia police searched Holyfield’s dorm, they discovered a glass pipe and a bag with seven buds of suspected unburned marijuana on the ground outside.
Similar to the pretrial program for Georgia wide receiver Riley Ridley (misdemeanor marijuana charge from March 11 arrest), when the program is complete Holyfield’s charge can be dismissed and expunged from his record.
One-game suspensions are still expected for Holyfield and Ridley per the UGA Athletic Association policy.
The sophomore running back, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, ran for 29 yards on 6 carries last season.