IU dismissed Holt after Indiana State excise police cited him on Aug. 22 for illegal possession of alcohol. It was his second alcohol-related incident in less than a year.
Holt issued this public apology via email to the IU community (note: the statement is unedited):
Dear Indiana University Community,
While my dismissal from the Indiana basketball team was a consequence of my own choices, I’m primarily gulity of doing what most young college students do on any given weekend which is participate in campus life which often includes engaging in the use of alcohol. As a member of the Indiana basketball team I realize that I am held to a higher standard than most college students, coaches and family down and for that I’m truly sorry. I promise to learn from my mistakes and I look forward to pursuing my studies and my basketball career at Indian Hills. I want to thank Coach Crean, the entire staff, my teammates and most of all the great fans of Indiana Basketball for my time I’m Bloomington.
Holt averaged 3.6 points and three rebounds in 11.4 minutes per game for Indiana last season.