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South Carolina DB charged with DUI

Posted on: June 20, 2011 10:09 am
Edited on: June 20, 2011 11:49 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

Arrest season rolls on, this time in Columbia, as South Carolina defensive back DeVonte Holloman was arrested after the weekend and charged with driving under the influence.

Holloman was arrested by S.C. Highway Patrol at a checkpoint near Williams-Brice Stadium around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning, according to official records. Holloman, a 20-year-old junior, is coming off his best season yet. He started 10 games in 2010, and his 69 tackles were good for third-best on the team.

The school has not commented officially on the arrest, but a South Carolina official did remind the Post and Courier that any player arrested is suspended indefinitely from the team until the legal process is complete. While the eventual return of quarterback Stephen Garcia from suspension makes the forgiveness process seem easy, don't forget that Victor Hampton was dismissed froth team for a violation of team rules on Friday for being caught with alcohol after he signed with the Gamecocks. Ol' Ball Coach seems to take these situations on a case-by-case basis, and now the onus will be on Holloman to work his way back on the field.

My guess? He'll probably be on the field by second game of the season, at the latest.
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Since: Jun 20, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:48 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

they all drink, all of the time, they are treated like celebrities downtown..this shouldn't be a suprise to anyone. Liquor stores don't ID them, and bars treat them all night, so don't blame them, if we all had it like that, then it may be a different story. DH should know better, especially coming down bluff, hopefully a night in jail did him some good...and how preteding to be a local celeb isn't all that cool, when your future on the team becomes jepordized. i'm sure he's devastated, and "promising never to drink again"...sure. heard that before. anyways, this will pass, and i'm sure he'll be on the field by the second or third game...cuz that's just how things are at this school. USC Football > everything else.



Since: Mar 29, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 11:28 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

Seriously? So, you’re saying, that the reason this S.C. player was arrested for D.U.I, is because White people, Asians and Hispanics, forced him to drink, get drunk, and drive? The reality here is, you are the reason “the black community continues to sink.” “Very puzzling”, indeed!

 That ship has sailed and wiseguy1991 missed it again. Pay attention!





Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 9:53 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

Puh-leeeeeze get your facts straight.  In an exhaustive search, I found the following NCAA football players who have been arrested this year for DUI:  Darius Ashley, Louisville (2nd DUI), Chris Omigie, Kansas, Michael Floyd, Notre Dame, Timote Nai Fotu, Utah, Justin Jackson, Nebraska, Nate Montana (son of you know who), Montana, Kenneth Stills, Oklahoma, Darryl Stonum, Michigan, DeVonte Holloman, South Carolina.  Holloman is the only SEC player who I found to have been arrested for DUI this year.  It looks like the Midwest states have DUI arrests pretty locked up this year.  As far as sanctions go, most teams only suspend a player for 10% of its games or 1 game for a DUI offense if there have been no prior issues.  That's pretty standard across the board although some teams have chosen not to suspend a player who pled to a DUI (see Ohio State) http://www.rakesofmallow.com/2011/4

/8/2099794/recent-college-football-

dui-arrests-and-suspensions

Come back when you have more than pure speculation and hatred.  Facts do more to prove an argument than ignorance.



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:50 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

Don't blame teachers or the police, blame the kid that did the crime and the parents. I did not read anywhere in the story where this kid was forced at gunpoint to drink and drive , so it was his fault. Peolple need to quit blaming others and have the individual that breaks the law take personal responsibilty for their actions. If South Carolinahad integrity, this player would not be part of the team until whatever punishment meted out has been served. But being the gamecocks they will no doubt give him at least 5 more chances, see Steven Garcis.



Since: Mar 7, 2008
Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:43 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

Another kid making bad decisions at the wrong time in their life. Has nothing to do with race , or religious affiliations or any other quantification... this was a kid taking the wrong turn where the right thing to do would have been to say no thanks togoing and getting drunk and then driving.


Dumb .



Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 5:39 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

Don't you know you can't have ethics without S E C?  Good post.



Since: Oct 12, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 4:18 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

A one game suspension would mean that he would sit against East Carolina.  A two game suspension would involve the player sitting against Georgia.  The Oregon player is suspended for the LSU game.  Since this involves an SEC school, Hollowman will be suspended for only one game, against an easy to beat East Carolina.   No room for ethics in the SEC if it means losing a game.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: June 20, 2011 3:53 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

you are what u make of yourself dont try and play that race card on this one rufus.  garcia is out at 345am in the morning they wouldve hymed him up too.



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:43 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

While the statistics regarding african-americans arrested compared to other minority groups is alarming, I believe this has more to do with the entitlement attitude of athletes in big-time college athletics.



Since: Nov 25, 2010
Posted on: June 20, 2011 2:06 pm
 

South Carolina DB charged with DUI

No worries DeVonte. You still have at least 5 more "Get Out of Jail Free" cards coming. This is South Carolina, right?


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