After leading his Georgia Bulldogs to a second consecutive national championship this season with a blowout win over the TCU Horned Frogs, Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennet IV found himself in a little trouble with the law a few weeks later.
Bennett was arrested in Dallas for public intoxication after police responded to a call of him banging on the doors of an apartment complex early in the morning and determined he was so intoxicated that he would be in danger if not arrested.
It was certainly a very public mistake, and Bennett addressed it for the first time during his press conference at the NFL Combine on Friday.
“It was a mistake that everybody’s aware of,” Bennett said according to Pro Football Talk. “I understand why that can’t happen. I’ve talked to coaches about it, talked to GM’s. I’ve apologized to my family. That’s who I felt worse about; I felt like I let them down, because no matter where I go now [people are going to know about it]. Even without all this, I’ve got an obligation. I’m the fourth [Stetson Bennett]. You can’t do that if your last name is Bennett. I know better.”
Bennett is not considered one of the top quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft and this incident certainly didn’t help his draft stock.