Georgia receiver Jeremiah Holloman has been dismissed from the football team following an investigation into an assault allegation from last year.
The Covington News, Holloman's hometown newspaper, was the first to report his abrupt departure, adding that the university's police department started an investigation of the 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior from the Atlanta suburb early this month.
"Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program," Bulldogs coach Kirby Smart said in a statement to The Covington News. "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 the incident report from the university's police department, Holloman got into an argument with a female after last year's G-Day spring game and struck her in the face, which resulted in her receiving several stitches.
Holloman went through this year's spring practices as Georgia's top returning receiver, having caught 24 passes for 418 yards and five touchdowns last season. His most notable performance was in the 36-17 triumph over Florida, when he hauled in touchdown receptions of 16 and 12 yards.
The Bulldogs were deep at receiver a year ago, but Terry Godwin, Mecole Hardman and Riley Ridley were selected in the NFL draft in late April.
"It's been a joy knowing that other people are depending on me and looking up to me," Holloman said this spring in a news conference. "I know I can't mess up, so I've got to push myself two times harder. I want to make myself better while making other guys better."
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