Georgia Quarterback Arrested for Being Drunk in Public

From a Washington Post story by Cindy Boren headlined “Ex-Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett arrested for public intoxication”:

Stetson Bennett, who led Georgia to its second consecutive college football national championship earlier this month, was arrested in Dallas early Sunday morning on a misdemeanor public intoxication charge, where he is preparing for the NFL draft.

Officers responded to reports of a man banging on doors in the 1600 block of Tribeca Way at 7:10 a.m. Eastern time, Dallas police said.

“The preliminary investigation found when officers arrived, they located the man, Stetson Bennett, 25, and determined he was intoxicated,” the statement said. “Bennett was taken into custody, transported to the City Detention Center and charged with Public Intoxication.”

Bennett was released around noon.

Bennett took over the starting job in the middle of the 2021 season and passed for 2,862 yards and 29 touchdowns. As Georgia beat Alabama for its first national title since 1980 in 2022, he passed for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

A Heisman Trophy finalist last season, the 5-foot-11 Bennett led the Bulldogs to a 15-0 record and SEC championship, passing for 4,127 yards and 27 touchdowns. He rushed for another 10 TDs and led the Bulldogs to a victory over TCU in the national championship game, passing for 304 yards and four touchdowns in a 65-7 rout.

Cindy Boren arrived at The Post in 2000 as an assignment editor in charge of baseball and NFL/Washington Football Team coverage. She switched to full-time writing, focusing on national sports stories and issues, when she founded The Early Lead blog in 2010.

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