Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield, son of Evander, arrested on drug charges

Fields, from Kennesaw, Ga., had committed to Penn State early in 2017 but reopened his recruitment in June.

University of Georgia police arrested Bulldogs running back Elijah Holyfield early Monday on a pair of misdemeanor drug charges.

The son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield spent less than an hour in the Clarke County Jail before being released, online records show. Holyfield was booked at 3:19 a.m. Monday and released at 4:08 a.m.

Holyfield was charged with possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

A former four-star recruit out of Atlanta's Woodward Academy, Holyfield appeared in five games for the Bulldogs last season. He led all players in carries during Georgia's spring game on April 22, rushing 15 times for 49 yards and a touchdown.


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