Stetson Bennett was fresh off winning his second-straight National title, and instead of riding high into the NFL Draft, he went and got himself arrested on a public intoxication charge.
The police incident report was released to the Athens Banner-Herald this week and it revealed more grizzly details.
The former Georgia Bulldogs quarterback is said to have been walking around a gated area where he was observed “walking further back in the gated area to hide behind a brick wall by a random apartment, in attempt to possibly avoid the arresting officers detection.”
Police stated reports had him banging on doors.
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Via the Athens Banner-Herald:
According to the report, the officers announced themselves multiple times as Dallas police and called for Bennett to come from behind the wall with his hands visible. He complied and was placed in handcuffs due to Bennett attempting to hide from the officers.
Bennett identified himself and was unable to call his friend who police said he claimed lived at the location. He was unable to provide his friend’s address. Bennett did not have a cell phone on himself to call his friend, the report said.
“He was observed with a strong odor of alcohol from his ‘breath and/or body,’ police said, and ‘if not arrested, could have potentially become a victim of a crime.'”
At the time, Bennett was in Dallas training for the upcoming 2023 NFL Combine, which begins this week in Indianapolis. He previously declined a Senior Bowl invite but is expected to participate in the combine.
Bennett finished his Georgia career with 8,429 passing yards and 66 touchdowns.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.