Georgia starting LB Natrez Patrick facing four-game suspension after pot arrest

Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick

Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick was reportedly arrested on Thursday night and charged with misdemeanor possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, per the Macon Telegraph.

Patrick was initially approached by police because he unlawfully parked his car in front of a convenience store with his flashers on. When approached by police as he was exiting the Athens, GA, convenience store, Patrick opened the door of his car to retrieve identification from his wallet. Per the report, police smelled the odor of marijuana and asked if there was any cannabis in the car, to which Patrick replied there was not.

After the officer looked through the vehicle and saw “numerous small pieces of marijuana,” he searched more thoroughly and found marijuana in the center console. After all that, the linebacker was booked into Athens-Clarke County Jail and charged with possessing less than an ounce of marijuana, and for a parking violation. Per the report, his total bond was $1,500.

This is the second arrest on marijuana charges for Patrick, which, according to the university’s student-athlete code of conduct handbook means he’s due to be suspended four games, per College Football Talk.

This means Georgia should be without Patrick this weekend against Vanderbilt. If he is suspended, then he would also miss the games against Missouri, Florida and South Carolina. Patrick would be eligible to return for the Nov. 11 game against Auburn.