The Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett became a superstar when he won his second NCAA for the University of Georgia. The tale of Stetson as a QB who turned into a college football national champion is so impressive.
Despite the impressive NFL career start, Stetson Bennett has found himself in a rather unpleasant situation. Let’s start with his alleged rehab situation.
Stetson Bennett in Los Angeles Rams NFI List
Stetson Bennet was placed on a non-football injury list of the Los Angeles Rams during the start of the new NFL season. The exact reason why the Quarterback was placed on the list was kept private, leaving fans in the dark and pretty much left to speculations and rumors.
Stetson Bennet was promising – his college career was impressive and the Los Angeles Rams were thrilled to pick him – so what happened to the Quarterback being put on the list?
Although he had a bit of a rough start in the NFL – Bret Stuter of RamblinFan.com said that he was under pressure it still did not satisfy fans’ curiosity about Bennett being placed on NFI list.
Coach Sean McVay’s only explanation was that Stetson Bennett is on a non-football injury list because of issues “bigger than football.”
Here are the requirements for putting a player on the NFI list.
- A player suffering an injury away from the team’s practice facility.
- A long-term illness outside of football.
- An injury that occurred during a college season prevents a player from practicing at the start of his rookie season.
What are the issues bigger than football? Rehab?
Stetson Bennett in Rehab?
As of the time of publishing this post, there has been no word from the right persons about Stetson’s current case, and the secrecy about it has led fans to believe that Stetson Bennet was allegedly placed in rehab following the news about his intoxication and arrest.
Reddit threads under r/georgiabulldogs and r/LosAngelesRams have football enthusiast expressing their concerns about the matter. The subreddits have comments where users deduct that Stetson was taken to rehab. Here are a few comments.
Currently, as of the time this post was updated, the latest about Stetson Benner’s “non-football” injury listing is coming from coach Sean McVay.
During an interview with Rams reporters on September 23, 2023, McVay revealed that he had spoken to former University of Georgia quarterback Bennett over the phone earlier in the week and reported that he is doing “very well.”
“He’s doing really well, which I was really encouraged to be able to hear. Got a chance to hear his voice and he sounds really good, and that was really cool to hear,” McVay said.
It’s unclear when Stetson Bennett will return from the Los Angeles Ram NFI list. Also, it is unclear if he is in rehab.
Who is Stetson Bennett?
Stetson Bennett IV is an American football quarterback who plays for the Georgia Bulldogs. He was born on October 28, 1997, in Blackshear, Georgia, and he’s 25 years old.
Stetson’s grandfather, Buddy Bennett, was a quarterback, too, but he played for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks from 1958-1960. Buddy also went on to become a coach after he retired. Stetson frequently attributes his success to his parents.
Bennett started his college football career at Georgia Military College before leaving for the University of Georgia in 2019. At first, he served as a backup quarterback for the Georgia Bulldogs, but soon enough, he became the starting quarterback during the 2020 season after other players received injuries.
Bennett led the Bulldogs to an 8-2 record and a smashing victory in the Peach Bowl during the 2020 season. He also completed 166 of his 261 passes for a whopping 2,211 yards, 14 touchdowns, and 9 interceptions.
However, Georgia lost to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the National Championship Game.
Stetson Bennett’s Arrest Due to Alchohol
Stetson Bennett, born on October 28, 1997, was arrested on January 29, 2023, at the age of 25. According to the police, Bennett was taken into custody at around 6 a.m. CST after reports of a man banging on doors along Tribeca Way in Old East Dallas.
When the officers arrived, they found Stetson Bennett “and determined he was intoxicated,” a police news release said.
Bennett was taken to a detention center but was released from the facility around 10:45 a.m. CST.
According to the arrest report that was released later, Bennett apparently hid behind a brick wall to evade the police and was apprehended after he emerged as per the officers’ request. He told the officers that he had a friend in the area, but he couldn’t provide his address or contact him on his cell phone.
Bennett was arrested after finishing his college career where he won consecutive national championships as the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs.
Responding to the arrest on March 3, 2023, Bennett said:
“It was, you know, a mistake that everybody’s aware of. I understand why that can’t happen, I’ve talked to coaches about it, talked to GMs, apologized to my family. That’s who I felt worst about, felt like I let them down because no matter where I go now and even without all this, I’ve got an obligation, I’m the fourth, can’t do that if your last name is Bennett. I know better.“
Before his arrest in January 2023, James Dator from SBNation.com wrote a post on the tabloid on January 11, 2022, saying, “Stetson Bennett’s drunk ‘Good Morning America’ interview was his greatest achievement.”