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Former UGA QB pleads guilty to sexual battery

By Robert Hydrick - bio | email 

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Former Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger pled guilty in Lowndes County Superior County to two charges of sexual battery Monday afternoon.

Mettenberger grabbed the breasts and buttocks of a woman at a Remerton bar in early March when he was first charged with underage drinking.

Southern Judicial Circuit District Attorney David Miller says Mettenberger has been sentenced to one year of probation for each count to be served concurrently.

Mettenberger is banished from the city of Valdosta and he is also not allowed to drink alcoholic beverages during his probation and cannot be in any place where they are sold.

The district attorney says the victim in the case is satisfied with the sentence.

In exchange for the guilty pleas on the sexual battery charges, the other charges of disorderly conduct, underage possession, possession of fake I-d's and obstruction against Mettenberger were dropped.

Georgia head coach Mark Richt kicked Mettenberger off the football team three weeks ago.


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