Former Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett IV was arrested in Dallas on Sunday morning and charged with public intoxication, according to police. Officers responded to reports of a man banging on doors in Old East Dallas and took Bennett to a detention center in the city, but other details of the incident have not yet been released.
“The preliminary investigation found that when officers arrived, they located 25-year-old Stetson Bennett and determined he was intoxicated,” said a statement from the Dallas Police Department. “Bennett was taken into custody, taken to the City Detention Center and charged with public intoxication.”
Bennett became a folk hero for the Bulldogs when he took over the starting job in the middle of the 2021 season and threw for 2,862 yards and 29 touchdowns. His 224-yard, two-touchdown performance in a 33–18 victory over Alabama helped the Bulldogs win their first title since 1980. This earned Bennett MVP honors of the College Football Playoff National Championship.
Bennett followed in 2022 with 4,127 yards and 27 touchdowns. He threw for 398 yards and three touchdowns in a 42–41 victory over Ohio State in the Peach Bowl national semifinal and had 304 yards and four touchdowns in the CFP National Championship win over TCU. , He was named the offensive MVP of both games, cementing his place as one of the most celebrated players in Georgia history.
Despite his success, Bennett was not ranked in the CBS Sports NFL Draft prospect rankings.