Former Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett “hid behind a wall” in a doable try to evade police, an incident revealed.
The 25-year-old, who led the Bulldogs to 2 consecutive nationwide championships, was arrested on public intoxication costs in late January in Dallas. He was in Texas to coach for the upcoming NFL Draft.
The Athens Banner-Herald obtained the incident report from the Dallas Police Department, which confirmed that Bennett was detained within the early morning hours after authorities obtained stories about a person knocking on doorways.
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The report additionally acknowledged that regulation enforcement observed Bennett “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.”
Officers requested Bennett to step from behind the wall, police mentioned.
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Bennett claimed he was on the location to go to a buddy. He couldn’t inform authorities the unknown buddy’s deal with and mentioned he didn’t have a cellphone with him.
Police mentioned Bennett had the odor of alcohol on his breath. The responding officers additionally famous that one of many causes he was taken into custody was to forestall him from probably changing into a sufferer of a criminal offense.
Bennett has not mentioned something publicly because the Jan. 26 arrest. He did arrive on the NFL scouting mix in Indianapolis earlier this week.
Bennett’s path to the beginning quarterback place was stuffed with hurdles. He was a walk-on throughout his first stint at Georgia, and went on to play on the junior faculty degree. Georgia would later supply him a quarterback and served as a backup till 2021.
After quarterback JT Daniels suffered an indirect harm, Bennett took over the beginning reins. He would go on to steer the Bulldogs to the College Football Playoff National Championship in a 33-18 win over Alabama.
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After successful his second straight championship, Bennett shared his want to play within the NFL, regardless of the doubters.
“I told people coming out of high school and coming up to Georgia, it’s the same concept. I was the starting quarterback in high school, people knew my name. It was a small town but once you get to Georgia, it’s the same thing. And then once you hopefully go to the NFL, I imagine it’s the same thing.
“People are going to have their opinions. My job is to go on the market and play soccer, to get the ball in athletes’ arms and do it persistently and play laborious and play to win.”
Bennett added that he is not concerned about others people’s opinions of him.
“People can say no matter, I hear it, however I don’t actually let it trouble me,” Bennett continued. “You can’t take heed to them when it’s good after which not take heed to them when it’s unhealthy or vice-versa. I simply type of hear it. I do know what I’m imagined to do and what my job is meant to do. And the right way to work to have the ability to carry out at that degree. It’s actually laborious. So I can’t be too centered on what all people else has to say.”
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In an unrelated incident, sophomore Bulldogs’ linebacker Jamon Dumas-Johnson was arrested last week on counts of racing on city streets and reckless driving, Athens-Clarke County jail booking records showed.
The charges stem from a Jan. 10 incident, just one day after the Bulldogs won the national championship game for the second year in a row.