Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett arrested in Texas on suspicion of public intoxication

Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett smiles at the crowd during a parade.
Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett smiles at the crowd during a parade celebrating the Bulldogs’ second consecutive national title.
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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett, who led the Bulldogs to their second straight national championship, was arrested early Sunday after police said he was intoxicated and banging on doors.

Bennett, 25, was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication and taken to the city detention center, Dallas police said.

Police said that shortly after 6 a.m., officers responded to reports of a man banging on doors. The location given by police was a community of town homes near downtown Dallas.


Last week, Bennett told reporters that he would be training for his pro career in Fort Worth, which is about 30 miles west of Dallas.

Video from WFAA-TV showed Bennett leaving the detention center on Sunday just before 11 a.m. He did not say anything as he got into a vehicle.

Earlier this month, Bennett threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores in the first half as No. 1 Georgia demolished No. 3 TCU 65-7 to win the College Football Playoff national championship.

Bennett walked on at Georgia nearly six years ago at the beginning of its growth into college football’s most dominant program.

The University of Georgia athletic department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. An email sent to Bennett’s agent was not immediately returned.