University of Georgia’s star quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested Sunday morning in Dallas, Texas, for public intoxication.
“The preliminary investigation found when officers arrived, they located the man, Stetson Bennett, 25, and determined he was intoxicated,” said a Dallas Police Department statement,” the Dallas Police Department said in a statement. “Bennett was taken into custody, transported to the City Detention Center, and charged with Public Intoxication.”
According to the police report, the football player was “banging on doors” at 6:00 a.m. and taken to a nearby detention center. The incident occurred months before the 2023 NFL Draft, and many are wondering if it will harm his chances of landing a spot in the league. Following his opting out of the Senior Bowl, associates have questioned if he even wants to join the NFL.
“He could have really helped himself down here. And I hate to see what happened. My phone was lighting up the other day. Obviously, he’s not in a great place because that stuff doesn’t happen for a great place,” Jim Nagy of the Senior Bowl said, per Yahoo! Sports. “He shouldn’t opt out of the Senior Bowl.”
Does Stetson Bennett have a chance of making it in the NFL?
The Senior Bowl is a great opportunity for future NFL draftees, considering countless NFL scouts attend the game. However, according to one current NFL assistant, he believes Stetson still has a good chance as a seventh or eighth-round pick, regardless of his decision to opt-out.
“Stetson is a unique quarterback; he doesn’t stand out when it comes to size, but his ability to scramble is what led Georgia to multiple victories over his time in Athens. I’ll be interested to see what some NFL teams decide to do when it comes to the draft,” the assistant explained. “All the young man does is win football games while having the ability to hit a receiver in stride. He’s not a fifth-round QB, but somebody could take a chance on him in the last two rounds if they need a winner.”
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The quarterback began his career with the Georgia Bulldogs as a walk-on and went on to win back-to-back National Championships in the College Football Playoff era. Although his future in the NFL remains uncertain, certain circles are confident Bennett will go down in history as one of the best Bulldogs players in history.
Adam Archuleta, an NFL analyst with CBS, expressed the sentiments, “I don’t know all the guys who walked on and went on to have success, but I would have to rank him up there near the top or at the top.”
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