COLUMBIA — Another Missouri freshman football player has been arrested in a marijuana possession case.
By TEREZ A. PAYLOR
The Kansas City Star
The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested tight end Brandon Holifield at 1:12 a.m. Sunday for possession of under 35 grams of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to have a valid driver’s license and speeding. The arrest occurred in Boone County, and Holifield posted $300 bond for the license charge and $500 bond for the possession charge.
MU athletic spokesman Chad Moller said in a text message Sunday that Holifield – a three-star prospect from Tallahassee, Fla., who was expected to redshirt this season – was dismissed from the team last Wednesday for a violation of team policies.
Holifield was of five freshman football players suspended for MU’s Oct. 6 game against Vanderbilt, which stemmed from the arrest of receivers Dorial Green-Beckham, Levi Copelin and linebacker Torey Boozer for suspicion of possession of under 35 grams of marijuana.
Holifield and defensive tackle Harold Brantley were also in the vehicle, but were not taken into custody by MU police, who detected the odor of marijuana coming from a car located just south of the football stadium.