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WATCH: Georgia Football Star Stetson Bennett Arrest Video Released

Watch as Georgia football star Stetson Bennett is taken into custody after being found by Dallas police banging on doors overnight
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Georgia football star Stetson Bennett made unwelcome headlines this offseason when he was arrested in Dallas for public intoxication.

Now there's video of his arrest and his reaction to it, revealing that the two-time national champion was more than a little upset at what was happening to him.

In the video released by TMZ, you can hear Bennett complaining to police that they were damaging his reputation by arresting him.

"Reputation ruined"

"You're introducing yourself to a problem," Bennett says in the video, also accusing the police of making up a "new, pretend law."

"The door shut and somebody fell asleep," Bennett said in the exchange.

Police said they found Bennett banging on doors in the middle of the night when they apprehended him after determining he was intoxicated.

He added, "And now five million people gotta see it, don't they? Thank you boys for looking out for me. You guys are the best. Reputation ruined. Everything I worked for for 20 years, ruined. But y'all boys just looking out for me, aren't ya? Thank you, sir."

"It was a mistake"

Speaking at the NFL Combine after the issue, Bennett acknowledged he made a mistake.

"It was a mistake that everybody's aware of," Bennett said at the NFL Combine.

"I understand why that can't happen. I've talked to coaches about it, talked to GM's. I've apologized to my family. That's who I felt worst about. I felt like I let them down, because no matter where I go now [people are aware of it].

"Even without all this, I've got an obligation. I'm the fourth [Stetson Bennett]. You can't do that if your last name is Bennett. I know better."

Bennett walked on at Georgia and after earning the starting quarterback role was instrumental in helping the program win back-to-back national championships in 2021 and 2022, the school's first since 1980.

Bennett's NFL prospects

Scouts have not been high on Bennett's chances in the NFL Draft or as a professional, given that he's relatively undersized and will turn 26 in October.

Bennett's best-case scenario in the NFL was likely as a late-round or even undrafted pick and to possibly land somewhere as a backup, according to scouts and insiders.

But given all that has happened since leaving school, his journey from Georgia to the NFL has only become more difficult.


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