UGA football players arrested after SEC Championship win


Natrez Patrick was arrested in Barrow County Saturday night. Radi Nabulsi

Patrick was released on $1,030 bond Sunday, according to court records obtained by ESPN.

Hours after UGA's win over Auburn in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta, two players on the Georgia Bulldogs football team have been arrested. Authorities say Patrick was a passenger in a auto pulled over late Saturday that was driven by Georgia backup wide receiver Jayson Stanley. Stanley, who was driving, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and speeding (87 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone).

School officials have yet to comment. He also bonded out, Smith said.

It's the third arrest for Patrick, the team's starting middle linebacker, in his Georgia career. He logged three tackles and a quarterback hurry in Georgia's 28-7 win Saturday against the Tigers to claim the SEC crown and the No. 3 seed in the final CFP rankings.

The October arrest led to a four-game suspension as specified in Georgia's student athlete handbook.

Two years ago, Patrick and then-teammate Chauncey Rivers were arrested for possession of marijuana.

Athens is in Clarke County, and Barrow County is adjacent to Clarke County, to the west. Patrick played in a combined 21 games in 2015 and 2016, including 11 starts, and totaled 81 tackles.

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