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Emmitt Holt Dismissed, Thomas Bryant Disciplined for Illegal Alcohol Possession

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist

Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, left, steals the ball from Indiana's Emmitt Holt (25) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Al Goldis/Associated Press

Indiana University basketball announced Monday it has parted ways with Emmitt Holt and that Thomas Bryant would face internal discipline after being cited for alcohol possession.

Alex Bozich of InsideTheHall.com passed along Indiana's statement confirming the decision:

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.

Freshman Thomas Bryant, as a result of his citation, is receiving internal team discipline and is subject to additional discipline for any future failure to live up to his responsibilities to the program.

According to Jennie Runevitch of WTHR in Indianapolis, Bryant and Holt were cited for alcohol possession at 12:50 a.m. ET on Aug. 21. Mike Miller of the Herald-Times also noted Hanner Mosquera-Perea, whom the Hoosiers also dismissed, was in the car at the time of the citations. 

It was the second alcohol-related legal incident for Holt during his time at IU. In November 2014, the sophomore forward was cited for illegal consumption and operating a vehicle under the influence after he struck teammate Devin Davis with his car, according to ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman.

Holt appeared in 29 games last year, averaging 3.6 points and three rebounds in 11.4 minutes a night.

Bryant, meanwhile, is the crown jewel of the Hoosiers' 2015 recruiting class. He was the fifth-best power forward in the country, according to 247Sports' composite rankings.

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