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.