ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield, son of five-time world heavyweight boxing champion, Evander Holyfield, was arrested overnight on drug charges.
According to the incident report, a resident assistant called officers after smelling marijuana coming from a room in Vandiver Hall early Monday morning.
The responding officer said that he "could immediately smell the odor of burning marijuana" coming from the room.
After knocking on the door several times, the officer said that Holyfield opened the door.
"I observed his eyes to be bloodshot and when the door opened the smell of marijuana became even stronger," the officer wrote.
Holyfield allegedly told the officer that he hadn't been smoking marijuana and "didn't know what I was talking about," according to the incident report.
The officer asked if he could enter the room to check for contraband, but Holyfield said he didn't want him to enter. The officer asked Holyfield and two roommates to step out of the room while he obtained a search warrant.
After the officer obtained a search warrant, he said he found a glass pipe inside of an iPhone box in Holyfield's room that contained suspected marijuana residue. The officer said he also found a "small loose burned bud of suspected marijuana" on a desktop.
Another officer checked outside below an open window and said he found seven buds of suspected unburned marijuana on the ground.
Holyfield told the officer that he had no idea how the marijuana got in his room, and that he knew nothing about the marijuana found outside his window.
The officer placed Holyfield under arrest.
Athens-Clarke County Sheriff's Office confirmed that the 19-year-old was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail just after 3 a.m. Monday morning.
He was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession and use of drug-related objects and was released just after 4 a.m., on a $4,050 bond.
Holyfield, a 19-year-old graduate of Woodward Academy, played in five games in 2016 for the Bulldogs according to Georgiadogs.com.
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