Georgia wide receiver Jeremiah Holloman (9) catches a touchdown pass at Sanford Stadium on Saturday, November 24, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC
Photo: HYOSUB SHIN / AJC

J.J. Holloman dismissed from UGA football team

Georgia junior receiver Jeremiah Holloman was dismissed from the team Friday as the result of an alleged assault in 2018.

“Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program,” UGA coach Kirby Smart said in a statement.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.”

According to a UGA Police Department report obtained by DawgNation, an alleged incident involving Holloman and a female took place in April 2018.

The incident was not reported until June 2 of this year. The police report states the victim got into an argument with Holloman in the early-morning hours of April 22, 2018, the day after the G-Day game. The victim alleges Holloman choked her and later punched her in the face, resulting in her receiving six stitches at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

Holloman said that before the victim went to the UGA Police Department, the victim contacted him. According to the police report, the victim did not wish to pursue criminal charges against Holloman.

Holloman caught 24 passes last season for 418 yards and five touchdowns. Among returning Bulldogs, only running back D’Andre Swift caught more passes last season.

Holloman caught three passes for 54 yards and a touchdown in the 2019 G-Day game, after which he discussed how his teammates were looking up to him.

“My role has changed,” Holloman said. “I know that all the younger guys are looking at me now. I can’t let them down. I know I have to push myself to get better day in and day out.

" If I’m slacking one day, the younger guys will think it’s OK for them to slack. So, every day I have to come in and do my best and just keep pushing.” 

DawgNation staff writer Connor Riley contributed to this article.

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