Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett who led the Bulldogs to a second straight national championship was arrested in Dallas, Texas on a charge of public intoxication early Sunday morning.
According to authorities, they rushed to the scene after reports of a man banging on doors in the 1600 block of Tribeca Way around 6 a.m. Sunday in Old East Dallas. Soon after his arrest, a video was reportedly released by the Dallas Police Department of Bennett’s arrest, that went viral on social media.
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Opoyi has not verified the authenticity of the video below:
🚨THIS JUST IN🚨 Police dash cam video released by Dallas PD of Georgia QB Stetson Bennett being tackled after his arrest for Public Intoxication pic.twitter.com/KNElMlnihQ
— Sports Breaking News🚨 (@SportsBNews) January 29, 2023
In the video, a number of police officers can be seen tackling a man to the ground amid loud protests from the individual, believed to be Bennett. He can be seen running away from the police briefly before being bodily slammed onto the ground and handcuffed.
According to local reports, when the officers arrived, they found Bennett “determined he was intoxicated.” A police release about the incident did not say if Bennett was the man reportedly banging on doors.
The 25-year-old was arrested and taken to a city detention center, where he was released from custody shortly before 11 a.m.
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More information about his arrest was not released. It’s also unknown whether he was let go.
Prior to the spring tournament, Bennett’s drafting stock appeared to have improved due to his 2022 season performance. Whether the reported arrest will have an impact on that in the future is unclear right now.
One of the most inspiring stories in college football is the one about Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett, who guided the Bulldogs to back-to-back championships. He won two national championships to cap off his collegiate career. In addition, he finished with 8,428 passing yards and 66 touchdown passes.
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