The Oklahoma Sooners secured a spot in the College Football Playoff after winning a third consecutive Big 12 Championship. Paired against the SEC Champion, the Georgia Bulldogs are familiar with the offense led by Baker Mayfield. However, when the two collide in Rose Bowl as part of the CFP Semi-Final, Kirby Smart could be without a couple of players.
Following the SEC Championship, Natrez Patrick and Jayson Stanley were arrested under drug charges as initially reported by The Telegraph based out of Macon, Georgia. “According to a Barrow County public information spokesperson, Patrick was arrested for possession of marijuana of less than one ounce. Stanley was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, possession of marijuana of less than one ounce, and speeding while going 87 mph in 65 zone.”
Patrick is currently the starting inside linebacker for the Bulldogs and recorded three tackles in Georgia’s win over the Auburn Tigers. Starting in seven games over the course of the season due to a previous suspension, Patrick still managed to rank sixth on the team in total tackles. For the junior, it’s a third drug related arrest which typically results in dismissal from the program as noted by the UGA Student-Athlete Handbook.
As for Stanley, the receiver is a first time offender. Having an impact on special teams, Stanley displays top notch speed in kick coverage. “We still don’t have all of the information completely in from all of that,” Smart told The Telegraph. “Their discipline will be handled internally.”
With at least one game remaining on the season, we’ll continue to monitor the status of these two players moving forward.