Stetson Bennett Jan 14, 2023; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Stetson Bennett (13) at the national championship celebration at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett found himself in an embarrassing situation in Dallas early Sunday morning. According to reports, the Bulldogs QB was arrested for public intoxication.

Police officers were dispatched after reports of a man banging on doors. That’s where they found Bennett and “determined he was intoxicated,” arresting him at approximately 6 a.m. Sunday morning in Old East Dallas. He was reportedly taken to a city detention center.

Bennett recently lead the Bulldogs to back-to-back national championships and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. He and Kentucky quarterback Will Levis both announced recently that they won’t be attending the Senior Bowl in Mobile with other top NFL prospects.

This arrest won’t help his NFL draft stock. Bennett was already being considered a late-round draft pick before any of this happened. Now, one has to question his maturity to be a starting quarterback with this hanging over his head.

The 25-year-old Bennett was a walk-on at Georgia and took the starting quarterback position from five-star high school QB JT Daniels. Bennett became a folk hero around the state of Georgia for bringing their team their first national championship in 40 years last year.

It will be interesting to see, however, if this arrest will impact Bennett’s future.


About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.