NCAA Football: Middle Tennessee at Georgia

Jeremiah Holloman during a game at Sanford Stadium last season.

ATHENS -- Former Newton standout Jeremiah Holloman, who has spent the past two seasons as a primary wide receiver for the University of Georgia, has been dismissed from the team.

Holloman’s dismissal stems from an incident on April 22, 2018 in which the Covington native was accused of two crimes, aggravated assault and battery.

"Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program," UGA coach Kirby Smart said in a statement. "We expect every member of our team to uphold the highest standards and values of the University of Georgia and Georgia football. It is disappointing when this does not happen."

His accuser first filed a report on June 2, 2019, more than one year after the incident occurred in the early morning hours prior to the Bulldogs’ 2018 spring football game in Athens.

The incident report indicates that the accuser was both choked and punched in the face by Holloman, resulting in six stitches. The victim was treated at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center. 

Holloman has not been charged with either crime at this point in time and the victim is not expected to press charges.  

Sports Editor

A 2017 graduate of the University of North Georgia, Colin joined the Rockdale/Newton Citizen in March of 2018 as the papers' full-time sports editor. A 2013 graduate of Jackson County High School, Colin received a golf scholarship to Andrew College.