South Carolina safety DeVonte Holloman was arrested for DUI in Columbia, SC over the weekend.
Holloman, a two-year contributor in the defensive backfield for the Gamecocks, finished the 2010 season with 69 tackles, two interceptions and a forced fumble while appearing in all 14 of the Gamecocks games.
The incident happened at a sobriety check-point on George Rogers Boulevard near Bluff Road, which is close to Williams-Brice Stadium. At this check-point, Holloman was one of 12 people arrested for suspicion.
This is yet another blow to the defense as just the day before the team dismissed defensive back Victor Hampton for a violation of team rules. The University has not commented on the Holloman situation but it is likely a suspension will be involved due to school policy when players are arrested.
Let’s hope Holloman and others learn from this mistake.
Here is the WLTX news report as they broke this story and check back with LOHD for future details when they emerge: