Georgia LB Natrez Patrick arrested on marijuana-related charges

Braylon Edwards Authentic Jersey Georgia starting linebacker Natrez Patrick was arrested on misdemeanor marijuana-related charges by police in Athens, Georgia, late Thursday night.

Game Womens Dont’a Hightower Jersey Patrick, a junior from Atlanta, was charged with misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and prohibited stopping, standing or parking. He was released on $1,500 bond early Friday morning, according to Athens-Clarke County Jail records.

He did not travel with the fifth-ranked Bulldogs for Saturday’s game at Vanderbilt. Juwan Taylor replaced Patrick in the starting lineup.

Patrick was also arrested on misdemeanor marijuana charges with former teammate Chauncey Rivers as a freshman in 2015. He was suspended one game for that incident and might now be subject to a four-game suspension under Georgia Athletic Association policies.

Patrick had started every game for the Bulldogs this season and entered Saturday tied for third on the team with 17 total tackles.

Auburn’s defense has become its signature unit this season, and Davis’ resurgence is helping to propel the Tigers. A freshman All-America selection in 2015, Davis is once again showing high-level skills in the secondary, recording seven pass breakups and an interception in the first six games. He’s an excellent open-field tackler — all 16 of his tackles are solo stops — and gives coordinator Kevin Steele confidence against top opposing receivers.