Sometimes the end of a game can make you do crazy things. This is for both those who win or lose the game. This is what happened to Natrez Patrick, who was arrested for DUI. Patrick one of the two Georgia players who were arrested late Saturday night. The two were arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges.
A Barrow County sheriff was the one who arrested Patrick and the reserve receiver Jayson Stanley. The two were arrested on Georgia Highway 316 late night at around 11:50 p.m. This was a few hours after the Bulldogs upset Auburn in the SEC Championship game that has been held at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium located in Atlanta.
Stanley was arrested for DUI, misdemeanor possession of marijuana just like Patrick, and speeding. The two were held at the Barrow County detention center overnight. The online jail records show that Patrick was later released on a $1,030 bond on Sunday morning.
Based on the reports issued by people who saw the incident, Stanley was the one driving the car when pulled over by the deputy. It is the speeding that cased the officer to pull them over. On further investigation, the officer smelled marijuana coming from the car. It is when the players tried to throw the bag with marijuana from their car. The officer was quite to react and that is how they were arrested.
This is not the first time Patrick has been arrested for possessing marijuana. This is the third time the player has been arrested with marijuana in two years. He had been arrested in October for possessing marijuana and had to serve a four-game suspension. We are not sure how many games it would cost him this time. He has been arrested before on the same marijuana charges while he was a freshman in 2015. Back then he was suspended for a game.
Patrick is really good as a player. According to stats, he is Georgia’s sixth-leading tackler with 35 stops. He also had three tackles in the last SEC championship game he played. Stanley on the other hand has three tackles with the special teams and has not been in 11 games so far.
The Georgia Athletic Association is strict when it comes to drug use. The policies of the board state that the student-athletes should be dismissed from the team after having a third drug-related charge. The coach and team spokesman of the team was unavailable to comment on the issue if Patrick would be dismissed.