A Georgia Bulldogs player talks about a recent arrest
The Georgia Bulldogs started the month of January on top of the college football world. The Bulldogs defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes in the College Football Playoff national semifinal as the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Day. The team would go on to win the national championship over TCU the following week. By the end of the month, the Georgia program would accrue some members implicated in legal issues.
News broke this week that a top-rated player in the draft, Georgia defensive tackle Jalen Carter, had a warrant for two misdemeanors stemming from a traffic incident in January where two members of the Bulldogs team died. Quarterback Stetson Bennett IV was arrested in January for public intoxication.
According to Charean Williams with NBC Sports, Bennett discussed the public intoxication charge in Dallas at the pre-combine on Friday. The 2023 NFL Draft hopeful was remorseful for the incident:
“It was a mistake that everybody’s aware of,” Bennett said. “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 you’re last name is Bennett. I know better.”
According to Sports Illustrated, the 25-year-old quarterback was predicted to be a third-round draft selection this year in an article published on January 25th, a few days before his arrest. We’ll see this April if Bannett’s stock has slid from the incident.
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