Former Missouri tight end Brandon Holifield kicked off football team, arrested on drug charges

By Joe Vozzelli

Freshman Brandon Holifield has been released from the Missouri football team for violating team rules. He was arrested on drug charges early Sunday morning .

Former Missouri tight end Brandon Holifield was arrested early Sunday morning by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on suspicion of marijuana possession and driving without a valid license.

Holifield was in possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana when he was pulled over around 1:12 a.m. Sunday, according to the arrest report on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website.

Holifield was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a valid driver’s license and speeding. He was driving 69 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone. All three of the charges are misdemeanors.

After his arrest, Holifield was transported to the Boone County Jail and released at 2:14 a.m. on $300 bail, according to the Boone County Sheriff Department’s daily incident reports.

Holifield, a redshirt freshman tight end from Tallahassee, Fla., was dismissed from the team on Wednesday for violating team rules, according to MU spokesman Chad Moller.

Holifield was in the car with freshman teammates Dorial Green-Beckham, Torey Boozer and Levi Copelin when they were arrested for marijuana possession on Oct. 3. While Holified wasn’t arrested, he was among the five players suspended for Missouri’s game against Vanderbilt on Oct. 6.

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