National Champ Quarterback Arrested

Stetson Bennett, the quarterback who led the University of Georgia to back-to-back national championships, was arrested for public intoxication early Sunday morning in Dallas, Texas.

Police told WFAA-TV that the arrest occurred at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning in the historic Old East Dallas neighborhood following a complaint about a man banging on doors. Upon arrival, they found Bennett and determined that he was intoxicated.

Bennett was then taken to a city detention facility. It is unclear whether he has been released.

A 25-year-old quarterback, Bennett led Georgia to national championships in 2021 and 2022, defeating TCU 65-7 earlier this month.

Initially, he was a walk-on at Georgia, but transferred to a junior college before the 2017 season. Following a scholarship offer in 2019, he transferred back and received his first opportunity to start in 2021 – a duty he would not relinquish.

Following both of Georgia’s championship victories, the quarterback has been the subject of minor media controversy. Following Georgia’s victory over Alabama in 2022, Bennett was seen on “Good Morning America” struggling to keep his eyes open, with many commenters claiming that he appeared hungover.

A day after winning the national championship over TCU in 2023, Bennett skipped the championship press conference, and was replaced by tight end Brock Bowers. When asked how Bennett felt during the press conference, Javon Bullard laughed.

In 2023, Bennett is expected to enter the NFL Draft, with ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. projecting him as a third-round pick. It remains to be seen whether this arrest will affect his draft stock in the future.