The mugshots of two UGA players have been released after an arrest on Georgia Highway 316 that followed Saturday's big SEC win.
Jayson Stanley and Natrez Patrick were arrested in Barrow County by sheriff's deputies after, according to a police report released Monday, officers clocked a 2014 Chevrolet Camaro with temporary tags going 87 mph in a 65 mph zone. Authorities said Stanley was driving.
When they pulled the car over, officers said they noted what they called an "overpowering odor of marijuana" coming from the vehicle. The responding officer said he noticed that the driver was shaking. Officers removed both the driver and passenger from the vehicle, and detained them while they searched the car.
A significant amount of marijuana was found in the passenger's seat and throughout the floorboard of the car, according to the report. An empty orange juice bottle was also found on the passenger's side floorboard with burnt marijuana in the bottom, deputies said.
Patrick was arrested for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. After a field sobriety test, Stanley was arrested for DUI and speeding. Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said bond for Patrick, a starting linebacker for the Bulldogs, was set for $1,030.
This marks Patrick's third arrest in 2 years. After an arrest in early October, Patrick was suspended four games. That arrest was for two misdemeanor charges, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and parking in a prohibited area. Before that, 2 years ago, Patrick was arrested on marijuana charges and was suspended for one game.
Georgia's student-athlete handbook states that a third offense on a drug-related offense results in a player being kicked off of the team entirely. When asked about the situation on Monday, UGA head coach Kirby Smart said the players would remain on the team while an investigation of the incident continued.
During Saturday night's SEC Championship game against Auburn, Stanley played on special teams for the Bulldogs. Patrick was credited with three tackles.