QB Zach Mettenberger Dismissed from UGA Football Team

Zach Mettenberger

Quarterback Zach Mettenberger has been dismissed from the Georgia Bulldogs football team, Mark Richt and UGA announced today.

Mettenberger, a redshirt freshman, was competing for the starting quarterback position with fellow redshirt freshman Aaron Murray and junior Logan Gray.

The dismissal is apparently related to his March 7 arrest in Remerton, Georgia. Mettenberger was arrested outside of a bar and charged with underage possession/consumption of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction and two counts of false identification.

Details from the arrest have not been made public, and no additional charges against Mettenberger have been filed. But rumors persist that there were other charges being considered and that the investigation is still ongoing. Perhaps Mark Richt was made aware of these circumstances and decided to go ahead and send Zach packing.

The 2010 Bulldogs are suddenly thinner at quarterback, and it appears that Aaron Murray will be the starter on September 4. Logan Gray should be the no. 2, but he didn’t impress in his limited appearances in 2009.

Beyond that, the only other quarterback that will be on the roster in the fall is true freshman Hutson Mason of Marietta, Georgia.

What do you think of Mettenberger’s dismissal? Is Aaron Murray a shoe-in for the starting quarterback position? Discuss it in the comments below.

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