Georgia’s national champion QB Stetson Bennett arrested after door knocking incident
- Georgia quarterback arrested near downtown Dallas
- Helped Bulldogs to second straight national title
Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett, who led the Bulldogs to their second straight national championship, was arrested early on Sunday after police said he was intoxicated in public.
Police said that at about 6.10am, officers responded to reports of a man banging on doors in a community of townhomes near downtown Dallas.
“The preliminary investigation found when officers arrived, they located the man, Stetson Bennett, 25, and determined he was intoxicated,” the police statement said. “Bennett was taken into custody, transported to the City Detention Center and charged with public intoxication.”
Last week, Bennett told reporters that he would be training for his pro career in Fort Worth, Texas, which is about 30 miles west of Dallas.
Video from WFAA-TV showed Bennett leaving the detention center on Sunday just before 11am. He did not say anything as he got into a vehicle.
Earlier this month, Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the first half as Georgia demolished TCU 65-7 to win the College Football Playoff national championship.
Bennett walked on at Georgia nearly six years ago at the beginning of their growth into college football’s most dominant program. Despite his stellar college career, the 5ft 11in, 190lbs Bennett is not considered one of the top quarterbacks in this year’s NFL draft.
The University of Georgia athletic department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Another member of Georgia’s title winning team, offensive lineman Devin Willock, was killed in a car crash earlier this month.
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