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UGA QB hit with five charges, facing game suspension

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.

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2 Responses to “UGA QB hit with five charges, facing game suspension”
  1. JD says: Mar 10, 2010 1:49 PM

    Guess that narrows down the competition for Murray. It’s too bad, the kid was on spring break, having a good time, then he gets arrested. You can die for your country at 18, but God forbid you drink before 21.
    Hopefully they will still allow him to compete for the starting job, give Gray and Murray a run for their money.
    Murray will still end up on top in the end most likely. Go Dawgs

  2. It’s official: Mettenberger to miss LSU’s bowl game with knee injury | CollegeFootballTalk says: Dec 4, 2013 1:32 PM

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