2 UGA players arrested after SEC Championship game

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BARROW COUNTY, Ga. - Georgia Bulldogs starting linebacker Natrez Patrick and reserve wide receiver Jayson Stanley were arrested late Saturday following the Bulldogs’ win over Auburn in the SEC Championship, according to jail records.

Barrow County sheriff’s officials told Channel 2 Action News Patrick was arrested on a misdemeanor marijuana charge, while Stanley was arrested for DUI, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and speeding. The arrest was Patrick’s third drug related arrest after being arrested for another misdemeanor drug charge earlier this season, which led to suspension.

Two years ago, Patrick and then-teammate Chauncey Rivers were arrested for possession of marijuana. Patrick served a one-game suspension.

UGA’s student-athlete handbook calls for a four-game suspension for football players who incur a second marijuana violation.


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According to a Barrow County arrest record attained by DawgNation, the two Georgia players were arrested by police at 11:50 p.m. Saturday night.

According to the arrest record, Patrick was booked at 1:30 a.m. on Sunday morning and bond was set at $1,030.

Georgia coach Kirby Smart said he’s still gathering information on the arrests.

“Natrez and Jayson, obviously I’m disappointed in some of the actions there,” Smart said, then added: “But we still don’t have all the information completely in from that. So their discipline will be handled internally.”

UGA finished No. 3 in the rankings and the Dawgs will face No. 2 Oklahoma. No. 1 Clemson will face No. 4 Alabama.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution and DawgNation contributed to this report.

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