Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Natrez Patrick may not have a squeaky clean record when it comes to illegal substances. But one thing’s for sure: his arrest for possession of marijuana back on December 3 was pretty weak.
Patrick was a passenger in teammate Jayson Stanley‘s car when it was pulled over just hours after Georgia’s win over Auburn in the SEC Championship Game. When officers searched the vehicle they found “loose nuggets” of weed in the passenger seat, so they arrested Patrick for misdemeanor possession.
All along Patrick’s attorney, William Healan, maintained that the weed did not belong to his client.
“When you get into someone’s car, you’re not going to search it to see if there’s marijuana in the car,” Healan argued. “My client didn’t know the marijuana was there. If you’re sitting on a little piece of marijuana that you didn’t know was there, you’re not knowingly in possession of it.”
Now we have a photo of the “loose nugget” found in the passenger seat, and you’re not even going to believe how small it is.
Check it out:
Hereâ€™s a photo of the pot discovered in Georgia LB Natrez Patrickâ€™s seat, which led to his arrest on Dec. 3 pic.twitter.com/STPMn27ULK
â€” Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) December 14, 2017
That’s not even a nugget. That’s a flake. And it’s so small and light, it could have come from anywhere.
Thankfully common sense has prevailed, and the Barrow County District Attorney has decided to drop the charges.
Hopefully common sense will also prevail with the Georgia Bulldogs. Patrick has already served a four-game suspension back in October stemming from another marijuana-related arrest. He really does not need to be suspended over this.
Hat Tip â€“Â [Vice]