Former Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested on a misdemeanor public intoxication charge in Dallas on Sunday morning. According to a statement by the Dallas Police Department, officers responded to a report of a man banging on doors in the 1600 block of Tribeca Way at 7:10 a.m. ET on Sunday.
The police found Bennett and determined that he was intoxicated. Bennett was taken into custody and charged with public intoxication. He was released from the City Detention Center later that morning. Bennett could not be reached for comment. Bennett, who started his college career as a walk-on, was a Heisman Trophy finalist this past season, after leading the Bulldogs to a 15-0 record and SEC championship.
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He passed for 4,127 yards with 27 touchdowns and seven interceptions while rushing for another 10 scores. Bennett was named the offensive MVP in both of Georgia’s victories in the CFP, a 42-41 comeback win against Ohio State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and a 65-7 rout of TCU in the CFP National Championship presented by AT&T. Bennett, who is listed at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, is considered a potential selection in April’s NFL draft. He recently won the Manning Award, which is given to the top quarterback in the FBS by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
This arrest is likely to have a negative impact on Bennett’s NFL draft prospects and his future career in football. The NFL has a strict code of conduct for its players and any criminal charges can lead to disciplinary action. Bennett’s arrest also comes at a time when he was expected to be in high demand, with many teams looking for new quarterbacks. It remains to be seen how this incident will affect Bennett’s career and reputation in the long term.