Report: Georgia LB Natrez Patrick failed drug test days after Dec. 2 arrest
It appears Natrez Patrick may not quite be out of the woods yet following his arrest after the SEC Championship.
Patrick and Bulldogs teammate Jayson Stanley were arrested just hours following the SEC Championship Game after marijuana was found in the passenger seat where Patrick was riding. The charges against Patrick were dismissed Thursday as he denied knowing the marijuna was in the seat when he entered the car. Stanley also had a DUI charge reduced and claimed responsibility for the marijuana.
Though those charges have been resolved, a new report from Friday indicates that Patrick failed a drug test days after that arrest. Seth Emerson with Dawg Nation shared the report:
Georgia linebacker Natrez Patrick has a court date for a probation violation next month after an arrest in another county triggered a government drug test that came up positive, Athens-Clarke County solicitor C.R. Chisholm said on Friday…Chisholm said the positive drug test, which came a few days after the Barrow County arrest, was still considered “an allegation” that Patrick has a right to contest at the hearing on Jan. 11.
Patrick’s attorney did indicate that he passed a UGA-administered drug test just hours after leaving the jailhouse following his Dec. 2 arrest, but the reported failed test came later. It should be reiterated that Patrick does have the ability to contest the failed test.
It remains to be seen how this will affect his status with the team and availability for the Rose Bowl against Oklahoma.