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Georgia RB Elijah Holyfield (son of Evander Holyfield) charged for marijuana possession

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Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield is facing a pair of drug charges to get the week started, and he could be suspended for a game because of it.

Holyfield, the son of former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, was charged on Monday with possession of marijuana of less than an ounce and possession and use of drug related objects, according to the Associated Press. University police made the arrest and Holyfield was released on a bond in just under an hour. The bond totaled $4,050 according to the Athens Banner-Herald report.

Georgia head coach Kirby Smart is aware of the situation, according to a Georgia representative. According to the school’s drug and alcohol policy, Holyfield would have to serve a suspension of one game as this is his first violation. If he serves the suspension right away, Holyfield would miss the season opener against Appalachian State on September 2.

Georgia wide receiver Riley Ridley is also facing a suspension for the season opener following a misdemeanor marijuana possession arrest earlier this spring.