Indiana players Emmitt Holt, Thomas Bryant cited for alcohol possession

Emmitt Holt was suspended last season for two games following an alcohol-related incident. (USATSI)

Two Indiana men’s basketball players were cited last Friday, shortly after midnight, by local police after both players — Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant — were caught in posession of alcohol.

Holt is 19, Bryant is 18.

Indiana confirmed the news late Monday afternoon.

“We are aware that men’s basketball players Emmitt Holt and Thomas Bryant were each cited Friday for underage possession of alcohol,” the athletic department’s statement reads. “We take this matter very seriously and are continuing to gather information.”

Holt’s involvement is his second alcohol-related incident since he’s been at Indiana. Last fall, Holt was driving a car after having imbibed and subseqeuntly hit/injured teammate Devin Davis. Davis suffered injuries to his head that prevented him from playing last season. Holt reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of .025 at the time of the incident.

Davis is no longer with the team. He was suspended in May after he was busted for marijuana possession. He opted to transfer from Indiana to Odessa College (Texas) in early June.

Bryant is a five-star incoming freshman, an 18-year-old who picked IU over Syracuse, Kentucky and Missouri. The 6-foot-10 power forward is seen as a key addition to helping Indiana chase a Big Ten title this season.


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