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Ex-Georgia QB Stetson Bennett arrested on public intoxication charge

Stetson Bennett celebrated Georgia's championship with his teammates Jan. 14 in Athens, Ga. (Alex Slitz/AP)
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Stetson Bennett, who led Georgia to its second consecutive college football national championship this month, was arrested on a misdemeanor public intoxication charge Sunday morning in Dallas, where the quarterback is preparing for the NFL draft.

Officers responded to reports of a man banging on doors in the 1600 block of Tribeca Way at around 6 a.m., Dallas police said in a statement to The Washington Post.

“The preliminary investigation found when officers arrived, they located the man, Stetson Bennett, 25, and determined he was intoxicated,” the statement said. “Bennett was taken into custody, transported to the City Detention Center and charged with Public Intoxication.”

Bennett was released later Sunday and departed without comment.

Bennett took over the starting job in the middle of the 2021 season and passed for 2,862 yards and 29 touchdowns. In January 2022, he passed for 224 yards and two touchdowns as Georgia beat Alabama, 33-18, for its first national title since 1980.

A Heisman Trophy finalist this past season, Bennett led the Bulldogs to a 15-0 record and the SEC title, passing for 4,127 yards and 27 touchdowns and rushing for 10 more scores. He led the Bulldogs to a 65-7 rout of TCU in the national championship game, passing for 304 yards and four touchdowns and rushing for two touchdowns.