Police were called to the dorm room of Georgia football players Natrez Patrick and Roquan Smith after a resident assistant smelled pot and reported it to authorities. The incident occurred a little after 9 p.m. on Saturday after the Bulldogs lost to Vanderbilt.
The two starting linebackers had their room searched and it “produced no marijuana of testable quantity,” according to police. However, Patrick admitted to keeping marijuana in a hidden compartment built within a fake can of Arizona Strawberry Tea that was confiscated. A “green smoke buddy” (an air-filter device often used to masked the smell of marijuana when in use), tobacco gutted from Black N’ Mild cigars, several lighters and rolled up towels pushed up against door cracks, according to the incident report were also found in the dorm room.
Patrick was arrested a year ago along with former Bulldog player Chauncey Rivers for marijuana possession. Rivers is no longer on the team, but Patrick was suspended for one game. Patrick could be looking at a four game suspension since it would be his second infraction of that nature.
Both Patrick and Smith are the leading tacklers on the team and if they are suspended that could greatly affect how the team plays defense going forward as both are inside linebackers.