Stetson Bennett arrested for public intoxication in Dallas

In his last two seasons at UGA, QB Stetson Bennett had a 56/14 touchdown-to-interception ratio, 11 rushing TDs and led the Bulldogs to back-to-back national titles.

Former Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested early Sunday morning in Dallas on a charge of public intoxication.

According to multiple reports, Dallas police arrived on the scene at the 1600 block of Tribeca Way at around 6:10 a.m. The DPD had received calls that a man was banging on doors.

When they located the 25-year-old Bennett, it was “determined he was intoxicated.” He was taken to the City Detention Center.

After receiving the Manning Award for the nation’s top QB this past Monday, Bennett told reporters that he was training in preparation for the NFL Draft at Apex Sports in Ft. Worth.

If you’re looking for the overreactions to a late Saturday night out on the town for the two-time national-title winner, you’ve come to the wrong place and have the wrong author.

Bennett isn’t in the “Johnny Football” category of QBs that party too much. When it’s football season, the dude is laser focused and balls out in the biggest games on the grandest stages.

Is he known to knock a few cold ones back in the weeks after winning a natty? Absolutely. In fact, Bennett spent some time where I live (30-A, Santa Rosa Beach area in Northwest Florida) last January and was often seen out at the bars.

ESPN’s NFL Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. recently said that Bennett could go as early as the third round. Will this morning’s incident cause his stock to drop?

Perhaps. Maybe a little bit. But Bennett seems to thrive the most when his doubters are the loudest.

I really don’t think there’s anything to see here, presuming he keeps a low profile between now and the draft in April.

To get where Bennett is today — the owner of two national titles, a hero for life in the state of Georgia and on the verge of being selected by an NFL team — he’s overcome a helluva lot more than a misdemeanor charge for public intoxication.

Carry on, folks.

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