After his second alcohol-related incident, sophomore forward Emmitt Holt has been dismissed from the Indiana Hoosiers’ basketball team.
Holt was cited for illegal possession of an alcoholic beverage last week with freshman teammate Thomas Bryant, who will reportedly face internal discipline for the action.
A native of New York, Holt averaged 3.6 points and 3.0 rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game as a freshman.
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For Holt, it was a second strike. In November, he ran into Devin Davis, a former teammate, with his car, leaving Davis with a severe brain injury. Holt was not cited by police, who police determined Davis jumped in front of the car and that both players had been drinking under age.
“Sophomore Emmitt Holt has been dismissed from the men’s basketball program effective immediately for demonstrating exceptionally poor judgment in the circumstances surrounding his recent citation, particularly coming after his involvement in the Devin Davis accident which should have motivated him to make better decisions,” the strongly-worded two-sentence statement said.
The statement did not specify what punishments Bryant is facing.
Indiana State Excise Police released their report Aug. 24, acknowledging the 19-year-old Holt and 18-year-old Bryant were each found with a bottle of vodka in a parked car outside a local business at about 12:50 a.m. Holt and Bryant, police said, were passengers in the car.