Stetson Bennett, Former Georgia Football Quarterback, Arrested on Public Intoxication Charge

Stetson Bennett, a former quarterback for Georgia, was arrested for being drunk in public on Sunday morning in Texas, where he is training for workouts before the NFL draught.

The public information office of the Dallas Police Department told the Athens Banner-Herald that someone had called to say that a man was banging on doors in the 1600 block of Tribeca Way.

Stetson Bennett on Public Intoxication Charge
Stetson Bennett on Public Intoxication Charge

When officers arrived, they located the 25-year old Bennett, the two-time national championship starting quarterback for the Bulldogs, and “determined he was intoxicated,” police said, According to Usa Today.

He was arrested, taken to the City Detention Center, and charged with public drinking.

The Dallas Marshal’s office, which runs the detention center, wouldn’t say anything about Bennett’s release, but Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA noted on its website that Bennett was freed just before 11 a.m.

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Why Is UGA Quarterback Stetson Bennett in Dallas?

Bennett told reporters Monday that he would train for his pro career at Apex Sports in Fort Worth, Texas. He had just won the Manning Award as the best quarterback in the country.

Stetson Bennett on Public Intoxication Charge

Bennett is said to have turned down an offer to play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, this week. Mel Kiper of ESPN has said that Bennett could be picked as early as the third round of the NFL draught in April. From Feb. 27 to March 4, more than 300 of the best prospects in the country will gather in Indianapolis for the NFL combine.