UPDATE: Smart comments on Patrick, Stanley arrests
Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick appears to be in trouble again.
Merely hours after playing in Georgia’s SEC Championship win over Auburn, the junior was arrested in Barrow County early Sunday morning for misdemeanor possession of marijuana of less than an ounce, according to a Barrow County public information spokesman.
Bond was set at $1,030. Patrick wasn't alone.
Wide receiver Jayson Stanley was the driver of the car which Patrick was riding, and arrested for driving under the influence of drugs along with being charged with a misdemeanor possession of marijuana (less than an ounce).
Stanley was also cited for driving 87 in a 65 mph zone.
The arrest took place Saturday night at 1:30 a.m. Sunday.
"Natrez and Jayson, obviously we're disappointed in some of their actions," Bulldog head coach Kirby Smart said during Sunday's Rose Bowl teleconference. "But we still don't have all the information completely in from that. It will be handled internally."
Patrick made three tackles in Georgia’s 28-7 win over Auburn while Stanley played on special teams.
This marks the third arrest for Patrick in two years.
The former Mays standout was suspended four games as a second offender following an early October arrest for two misdemeanor charges involving possession of less than once ounce of marijuana and parking in a prohibited area.
Two years ago, Patrick was arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges and suspended one game. According to Georgia’s student athlete handbook, a third offense for a drug related offense results in a player being kicked off the team.
UGASports will continue to monitor the situation and updated this report as details emerge.