Two Georgia players arrested on marijuana charges

Sports Xchange

December 03, 2017 at 12:08 pm.

Just hours after Georgia defeated Auburn to win its first SEC Championship since 2005, thus sealing its place in the College Football Playoff final four, the Bulldogs were dealt a blow in the form of two arrests.

Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick and wide receiver Jayson Stanley were arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges Saturday night on Georgia Highway 316 shortly before midnight.

This is Patrick’s third marijuana-related arrest and the second this year, while Stanley was charged with misdemeanor possession of the drug and speeding.

The two were held overnight at Barrow County detention center in Winder, Georgia. Patrick was released on $1,030 bond Sunday, according to court records obtained by ESPN.

ESPN reports people familiar with the incident claim Stanley was driving when a deputy pulled their car over. The deputy smelled marijuana in their car, and they reportedly attempted to toss a bag of marijuana out of the vehicle.

Patrick was arrested in October on misdemeanor marijuana charges, resulting in a four-game suspension. Additionally, Patrick was arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges as a freshman in 2015, which led to a one-game suspension.

Patrick logged three tackles in Saturday’s SEC Championship Game and is sixth on the team this season with 35 tackles. Stanley has not made a catch this season, but has a trio of special teams tackles.