University of Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested early Sunday in Dallas for public intoxication, according to Dallas Police.
Georgia QB Stetson Bennett Arrested in Texas.
Stetson Bennett, the former Georgia quarterback who just led the Bulldogs to a second straight national championship, was arrested on a charge of public intoxication early Sunday morning in Dallas, police confirmed to WFAA.
The arrest happened around 6 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of Tribeca Way in Old East Dallas, according to police.
“Bennett was taken into custody, transported to the City Detention Center and charged with Public Intoxication,” the release said. It is unclear if Bennett has an attorney at this time.
Officers responded to reports of a man banging on doors in the area, police said.
When the officers arrived, they found Bennett “and determined he was intoxicated,” a police news release said.
His career at Georgia includes two national championships, a perfect 2022 season, an SEC championship, four total College Football Playoff Offensive Player of the Game awards, a trip to the Heisman Trophy ceremony as a finalist, and the most passing yards in a single season in program history (4,127 in 2022)
A police report said officers were dispatched to the location on a suspicious person call. When they arrived, they found Bennett walking around inside a gated area, the report said.
Bennett told the officers his friend lived at the location, but he was unable to call them, according to the report. Officers then noted that Bennett smelled of alcohol, the report said, and they took him into custody.
Bennett, 25, was then taken to a city detention center. He was released from custody shortly before 11 a.m., WFAA confirmed.
Bennett’s attorney, Todd Shapiro, said Bennett was in Dallas to train for the NFL combine and that he was trying to get into a friend’s apartment.
Glenn Smith, a former Dallas Cowboys scout, believes the arrest will impact Bennett’s draft stock. He had been expected to be a 4th round pick.
“He’s a 5’10” guy so you’re already going to have scouts start knocking him. He’s not tall enough, now he’s out drinking till the world looks flat, now he’s out till 6 in the morning, now all of a sudden things start stacking up against him,” Smith said. “Beauty is in the eye on the beholder. Someone will take a shot on this young man.”
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