While you were sleeping…

Elijah Holyfield had himself an eventful morning.

It’s starting to look like hosting Appy State for the opener was a prudent call.

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50 responses to “While you were sleeping…

  1. JCDAWG83

    I’m not a lawyer or in law enforcement but is it normal to actually arrest someone for possessing less than an ounce of pot? I’m sure the people of Athens sleep better knowing the vigilant Athens police are keeping dangerous criminals off the streets.

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    • Don’t forget the dangerous “drug related objects”

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    • 81Dog

      unless your name is Nick Marshall, it sure is. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Only an idiot would not realize if you get caught with weed, you’re going to jail. When you do dumb shit, you have to be lucky every time. The ACCPD only has to be lucky once. One can debate the wisdom of whether it should be illegal, but just because kids like to smoke pot doenst mean it isn’t still the law. We don’t get to just ignore the ones we don’t like because we think it should be different, do we? That’s called chaos. It isn’t bank robbery, but I have zero sympathy for a kid like Holyfield for being a dumbass. And I suspect many people wouldn’t care a bit if it wasn’t a potential inconvenience to the football team. That’s all on him.

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  2. Kirby has lost control….

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  3. Macallanlover

    I join many others here in disagreeing with the ganja laws, and baffled by their inconsistency, but the point that cannot be denied is it is pretty stupid to not have the discipline to stay within the laws. That is especially true if you are already the #4 RB on your team. He was likely to fall to 5th place on the depth chart when Swift hits campus, now it is a certainty. The injury last year was a bad break and cost him playing time, this is entirely on him. More sorry for Evander than Elijah in this case, next man up.

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  4. dawgman3000

    I feel a transfer is coming soon.

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  5. Godawg

    3:19 am? That’s some early morning at the bakery…

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    • Cojones

      He was probably drooling on the bakery glass while eating a hot dog with one hand and eating small chocolate bars with the other. Yall know what I’m talking about because most of you have been there.

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  6. The Georgia Way

    Yes!

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  7. Go Dawgs!

    Boy, if it weren’t for marijuana can you imagine the heights that UGA’s sports programs could have reached?

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  8. Dawgxian

    Plastering his face all over the news for 2 misdemeanor charges and referring to it as a “drug-related” arrest is ridiculous. This is needing clicks on a slow off-season. I wouldn’t mind seeing Smart cutting off access to “news” organizations that do this.

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    • At this point that’s every tv station. I suppose you wouldn’t mind if they in turn conditioned access to broadcasting our games would you?

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      • Dawgxian

        Not games, just press conferences. Ex- the first org to report something stupid like this loses access to the first press conference in August. Let’s see how many clicks they get that day.

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    • Otto

      The news is only good for obstructing UGA football.

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  9. South FL Dawg

    Gee, a college student with pot, talk about your things that never happen ###

    Now I know that this is a 4th string guy, but I’m with the Senator – let’s schedule an easy game 1 every single so the Georgia Way doesn’t help our opponents to beat us.

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  10. Cojones

    Yall keep on truckin’. Wonder if he was the only one caught or if he was just wandering thru town lonely and smokin’ a joint? C’mon, folks. You know that he was part of a party or something else that created enough attention to get an arrest – it happens to most kids nowadays as it happened in the past, over 50yrs ago. He can get over the stigma we place on these kids, but, God forbid he should have a last name that hits the papers at a fast gallop. Then he is transformed from the naturalness of his youthful culture into a drug candidate just waiting for the next step. Thank goodness that most here know and feel it’s a misdemeanor. As to his letting down his team, he will get the best words from his teammates who will tell him how to avoid such things and smoke on the qt so that he doesn’t miss chances to play that he otherwise could have enjoyed.

    After watching Tunsil get away with a friggin’ gas mask on his head, smoking a joint in mixed company is pretty tame, a CFB player smoking one is downright boring and getting caught is plain unlucky. Does anyone think he was the only CFB or UGA player to smoke a joint this LD weekend? I think that Kirby should discipline him along team lines using physical exercise as punishment and make him eligible to play Appy St. This occurrence is far enough ahead of the season such that it doesn’t do dip to Holyfield or the team’s play.

    Smoke’em if you got’em.

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  11. Spike

    He knows the rules. He just choose not to follow them. And now the team suffers to some degree. While we can argue the merits of legalization or not, it’s not now, as other posters have pointed out. Give his scholly to some more deserving walk on that follows the rules, makes his grades, works his butt off, doesn’t smoke dope and deserves one. It’s not like the Holyfields can’t afford the tuition and an apartment.

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    • RandallPinkFloyd

      Sounds like a great plan, just don’t complain about lack of talent when the team fills up with walk-ons. Also, I don’t know too much about the Holyfields financial situation, but the champ wasn’t exactly prudent with his money.

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    • PTC DAWG

      You think he’s the only one on the team who has carried around a half ounce of POT?

      See my comment below…you feel safer?

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  12. Spike

    I won’t complain, don’t worry. I’m just suggesting if this is done to some of the more deserving players as described above, then perhaps, just perhaps, the scholarship players will take note and follow the rules they all agreed to abide by. I just have to wonder what some of his teammates, including a deserving walk, on thinks about all this type of behavior. Have you seen pictures of their house?

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    • RandallPinkFloyd

      More deserving? GTFO. What if the ‘deserving’ walk-ons see Eason out partying downtown and drinking into the wee hours of the morning? Should they hope that someone calls the cops to arrest him and hope they’ll get his scholarship?

      And no. I haven’t seen pictures of their house, I’ve seen pictures of his old mansion that was foreclosed on. I don’t care if he lives in an estate the size of the governor’s mansion. If he was talented enough to deserve a scholarship then he should get a scholarship. I don’t care for a team full of Rudy Ruettigers.

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      • Spike

        You make your choice. I will make mine. If you want players who engage in this type of behavior, and be kept on scholarship no matter what they do or how deserving a walk on may be, so be it. That’s on you. I for one, do not. As for the rest of your comments about other walk ons and Eason..I’m dumber for just reading that. You don’t know what you are talking about.. do you?

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        • RandallPinkFloyd

          I gave you a hypothetical scenario as a reason to show you how asinine you’re being. What was so dumb about it?

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  13. Cousin Eddie

    How long before Kirby has the GA assembly vote to make pot legal in GA. Before you laugh he got the 90 day FOIA passed pretty quick and I see Pot as a bigger hindrance than Info request.
    Would hate to have to call the Champ for bail, can’t imagine that was a pleasant call or car ride out.

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  14. PTC DAWG

    I feel safer…I know you do too.

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  15. Dawgy1

    IMO, the issue here is 3:20am. Come on man, get your ass in bed.

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  16. Captain Obvious

    he is cream puff soft anyway. just a celebrity signing anyway. like snoops kid was at ucla. this will simply assist Kirby with keeping him off the field…err, I mean in the doghouse

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    • Cojones

      That’s not the info we have received about Holyfield up to and during the Spring Game. I think you are full of negative shit.

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      • Captain Obvious

        I’m sorry, but I didn’t “receive the info” you did. I’ve simply watched him since he was in hs. Besides, Its quite obvious that I’m just more intelligent that you. no hard feelings,

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        • RandallPinkFloyd

          The ‘celebrity’ recruit was also wanted by Alabama and every school in the SEC, dumbass. Kid isn’t soft, he’s just stuck behind two seniors who are NFL talents.

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        • Cojones

          The info I received was printed in the newspaper or online. You should read up next time, kid – before you troll. You aren’t good at this football player info, are you?

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  17. Cojones

    Another verse for Afro Man.

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  18. simpl_matter

    “He initially said he hadn’t been smoking, and he denied the police the desire to search his dorm room. The police returned with a warrant and found a glass pipe and a small bag of marijuana in Holyfield’s room, of which he denied knowing the items were in his room.”

    I’m assuming there are no bathrooms in dorms, but are there no sinks, either? Or, is it that they don’t let you back in the room while you wait for them to get a warrant? If his roommate is in the room, can they force him to come out, even if he’s not suspected of anything?

    The key takeaway, IMO, is never open the door for the POPO if you have something to hide AND they don’t have a warrant.

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    • Irwin R. Fletcher

      He refused to answer the police’s questions and made them come back with a warrant…does that count as progress?

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      • simpl_matter

        He just delayed the inevitable. If there was no way to dispose of everything (which is what I was wondering), making them get a warrant is just removing any goodwill they might have shown (if he submitted to the search initially).

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        • Irwin R. Fletcher

          You say ‘delayed the inevitable’…I say ‘exercised an important Constitutional right’. To-may-to , To-mah-to.

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  19. Tlkdawg

    As a longtime UGA fan, I just love the off season. Usually filled with nothing but good news. Can’t help but wonder if this is the beginning of a long, and typically frustrating, Dawg summer.

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