One of the trio of combatants battling for Georgia’s starting quarterback job was arrested over the weekend on a bevy of charges, the Macon Telegraph is reporting.
The Telegraph reports that redshirt freshman Zach Mettenberger was charged with five offenses early Sunday morning, including underage consumption, disorderly conduct and possession of a fake ID.
The incident that led to Mettenberger’s arrest occurred just after 1:30 a.m. ET outside of a joint called “Flip Flops”. And, like my dad always warned me growing up, nothing good ever happens after midnight, especially outside of establishments named for footwear.
Mettenberger is competing with Logan Gray and Aaron Murray for the starting job, but, per UGA regulations, any athlete convicted of an alcohol-related offense would be subject to a one-game suspension.
If suspended, it would keep Mettenberger out of the season opener Sept. 4, and would seem to put a big dent in any shot he had at starting under center. At least early on in the season.