Ryan Mayer

The 5th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs travel to Nashville this week for a date with the Vanderbilt Commodores and they may be without one of the key pieces of their defense. Bulldogs linebacker Natrez Patrick was arrested on Thursday night on misdemeanor marijuana-related charges according to Mark Schlabach of ESPN.

According to Schlabach, the junior was charged with “misdemeanor possession of less than one ounce of marijuana and prohibited stopping, standing or parking.” It’s not the first time that Patrick has run afoul of the law in his time at Georgia. He and Chauncey Rivers were arrested when they were freshman in 2015 on similar charges for misdemeanor marijuana possession.

Patrick is tied for third on the team in tackles this season with 17 and has started every game this season for Kirby Smart. Following his arrest in 2015, he was suspended for one game. With this most recent arrest, Schlabach reports that Patrick may be subject to a four-game suspension.