Former UGA quarterback Stetson Bennett arrested in Texas for public intoxication, officials say

DALLAS, TX. — Former University of Georgia’s star quarterback and player who led the team to back-to-back national championships was arrested in Texas for public intoxication.

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The incident occurred just after 6 a.m. on Sunday.

Authorities say they were responding to reports of a man banging on doors in the 1600 block of Tribeca Way.


According to the Dallas police, when officers arrived, they found a man and determined he was intoxicated.

Authorities later identified him as Stetson Bennett, 25.

Bennett was arrested and taken to a city detention center. Dallas police did not confirm when Bennett was released.

Channel 2 Action News has reached out to UGA officials for more information but have not heard back.

Bennett played a pivotal role in leading Georgia to back-to-back College Football Playoff National Championships, against Alabama in 2022 and against TCU in 2023.

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