Fans Concerned With Stetson Bennett’s Draft Stock Following Arrest In Dallas

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Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested early Sunday morning in Dallas. The national title winning passer with charged with public intoxication.

The news has many in the college football community wondering how it could affect his pending draft stock. Bennett is expected to be selected by an NFL team this April.

WFAA broke the news Sunday. Below is a detailed report of the incident.

The arrest happened around 6 a.m. Sunday in the 1600 block of Tribeca Way in Old East Dallas, according to police.

Officers responded to reports of a man banging on doors in the area, police said.

When the officers arrived, they found Bennett “and determined he was intoxicated,” a police news release said.

The release did not say if Bennett was the man reportedly banging on doors, and it did not say where, specifically, they located him.

Bennett, 25, was arrested and taken to a city detention center. It was unclear when he was being released Sunday.

Stetson Bennett just wrapped up his college career in Athens, capping it off with back-to-back CFP Championships with the Bulldogs. This year was the passer’s best as he wound up a Heisman candidate at season’s end.

Bennett threw for 4,127 yards in 2022, along with 27 scores and seven interceptions. He also ran for 10 touchdowns.

That production and dual threat ability had many believing he’d find a home in the NFL. Scouts have been a bit cautious with projections due to his small stature, age, and arm strength. He was also surrounded by some of college football’s best talent at Georgia.

Still, most project Bennett as a Day 3 pick, falling to the later rounds of the draft.

This recent arrest has many now concerned about his draft stock. They believe it could lead to his being left off the board entirely.

One fan wrote, “From Day 3 to undrafted.”

Another notable account jokingly commented, “Time to get your insurance license, bucko.”

Others said that Stetson Bennett should’ve known better. After all, he is older than a number of starting NFL passers, including two of the four still left in the playoffs.

He’s not likely to get any sympathy from folks in Dallas following that 65-7 shellacking of TCU in the national title game.

One person said “You know those Dallas officers were more than happy to arrest him after what they did to TCU.”

It’s not the first time we’ve seen the signal caller making headlines due to alcohol consumption. After last year’s national title win over Alabama, he showed up to a Good Morning America interview seemingly drunk from the night before. This year, he missed his title game media appearances altogether.

We’ll see if this arrest ultimately has an effect on Stetson Bennett’s draft stock come April.