UGA players arrested after SEC Championship


He was hit with DUI, misdemeanor marijuana possession and speeding charges while Patrick was slapped with a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. According to the school's student-athlete handbook, a player will be dismissed from the team following a third marijuana-related incident.

Just hours after Georgia beat Auburn in the SEC Championship Game to earn a spot in the CFP, starting linebacker Natrez Patrick was arrested.

Barrow County sheriff's officials told Channel 2 Action News Patrick was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana less than one ounce. Whether Stanley gets the same punishment remains to be seen, but it doesn't appear he has been arrested during his Georgia career.

Smith said Patrick paid a "small fine" and has since been released. He was also arrested on the same charges as a freshman in 2015 and was suspended one game. Barrow County is adjacent to Clarke County, where the University of Georgia is located.

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A little over five hours after that game, one starter on that team would find himself in the back of a squad auto.

Patrick, a junior from Atlanta, is the Bulldogs' fifth-leading tackler with 35 stops this season.

Patrick started and helped Georgia win Saturday's SEC championship game against Auburn in Atlanta. He had three tackles in the game.