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Former Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett arrested in Texas

He is charged with public intoxication.

DALLAS — Fresh off a second national championship, former University of Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett was arrested early Sunday morning for public intoxication. 

The 25-year-old was taken into custody around 6 a.m. CST after reports that a man was banging on doors along Tribeca Way in Old East Dallas, police told 11Alive sister station WFAA.

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

Bennett was taken to a city detention center where he was booked. He was released from the facility around 10:45 a.m. CST wearing a black hoodie and being escorted into a black SUV by law enforcement, as captured by a WFAA photojournalist. 

Bennett is projected to be selected in the upcoming NFL Draft after a stellar career in Athens. He was a walk on for the Bulldogs in 2017, before leaving for junior college and then returning on scholarship -- winning back-to-back titles. 

Last week, Bennett told reporters that he would be training for his pro career in Fort Worth, Texas, which is about 30 miles west of Dallas.

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His career at Georgia includes two national championships, a perfect 2022 season, an SEC championship, four total College Football Playoff Offensive Player of the Game awards, a trip to the Heisman Trophy ceremony as a finalist, and the most passing yards in a single season in program history (4,127 in 2022).

It has been a turbulent off-season for the Bulldogs football program. 

Just last week, a highly-regarded transfer wide receiver was arrested in Athens for domestic violence. RaRa Thomas, whose real name is Rodarius, transferred to UGA this semester from Mississippi State.

A crash on Jan. 15 rocked the community when offensive lineman Devin Willock and a football staffer, Chandler LeCroy, were both killed in a car accident the day after the team's championship parade. Teammate Warren McClendon and another staff member, Tori Bowles, were injured in the accident. 

This is a developing story. Check back often for new information.

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