ATHENS Georgia junior receiver Jeremiah Holloman was dismissed from the Bulldogs football team on Friday as the result of an alleged 2018 assault.
"Jeremiah Holloman no longer represents the University of Georgia football program," UGA coach Kirby Smart said in a statement.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 of 2018.
The incident was not reported until June 2, 2019, leading to pending charges of aggravated assault and battery.
The police report states Holloman got into an argument with the victim that escalated after the 2018 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 that morning.
Holloman said prior to the victim going 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 was the Bulldogs' leading returning receiver from the 2018 season with 24 catches for 418 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Holloman caught 3 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."
With Holloman's dismissal, Georgia's top five receivers from a season ago are no longer on the team.
Junior receivers Riley Ridley (44 catches, 570 yards, 9 TDs) and Mecole Hardman (34 catches, 532 yards, 7 TDs) joined senior WR Terry Godwin (22 catches, 373 yards, 3 TDs) in the NFL draft.
Junior tight end Isaac Nauta (30 catches, 430 yards, 3 TDs) also elected to declare himself eligible for the NFL draft and was selected by the Detroit Lions.
Senior Tyler Simmons is the leading returning wide receiver with nine catches for 138 yards and 2 TDs last season, while tailback D'Andre Swift is the leading returning pass catcher ( 32 catches, 297 yards 3 TDs).
Smart promoted quarterbacks coach James Coley to offensive coordinator in January after former offensive coordinator Jim Chaney left for the OC job at Tennessee.
The Bulldogs open the 2019 season on Aug. 31 at Vanderbilt.
(Connor Riley contributed to this report).
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