Finally, there is some positive news off the field for the Georgia football program, even as some clarity on one player’s status moving forward is still needed. According to ESPN.com‘s Mark Schlabach, the Barrow County district attorney’s office has decided to drop a marijuana possession charge against UGA linebacker Natrez Patrick. Earlier this month, Patrick was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana. That was the junior’s third marijuana-related arrest and fourth pot-related incident in a little over two years. Patrick was arrested in early October of this year on a charge of possessing less than an ounce of marijuana and ultimately served a four-game suspension. In November of 2015, Patrick was arrested on a charge of misdemeanor marijuana possession and suspended for one game per university policy. A year later, Patrick and a teammate, Roquan Smith, were investigated by police for alleged pot use although no charges were ever filed. In this latest incident, Patrick was a passenger in a vehicle driven by teammate Jayson Stanley that was pulled over for speeding shortly after the Bulldogs won the SEC championship.
Georgia LB Natrez Patrick sees pot charge dropped; status for playoffs still uncertain
College Football Talk | Dec 14