The dismissal came soon after Smart learned that Holloman had been accused of assaulting a female acquaintance more than a year earlier, in April 2018. Holloman admitted to police he had struck the woman. The victim, who was not a UGA student, declined to pursue charges and the case was closed.
Oneida Holloman said there was more to the story than had been revealed, but declined to speak on the record about the circumstances. She said her son is ready to move on and put the incident behind him. She said they are not upset with UGA.
Holloman will be missed this season in a Georgia wide receiver corps he was expected to lead both on and off the field. His 24 catches for 418 yards and 5 touchdowns last year was tops among returning wideouts. Holloman also represented UGA as a member of the team’s leadership committee.
He’ll have two seasons of eligibility at FIU.