University of Georgia redshirt freshman QB Zach Mettenberger was kicked off the team, according the today’s AJC. Apparently the dismissal stems from an incident earlier this year in the south Georgia town of Remerton. I will not speculate, but there has to be something more to this case than charges of minor in possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction of a police officer, and false id. Although many college police scare students into believing carrying a fake ID is a felony, in fact it is only a felony if the fake ID is presented to someone; hence the fake IDer has violated a law enacted after 911 that basically provides that we all must carry some proof (valid) of who we actually are.
Based on past criminal arrest involving Georgia players, either this is a change in philosophy for Mark Richt, or Mettenberger is involved in something very seriuos.