Ex-Georgia QB Zach Mettenberger Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery

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Ex-Georgia QB Zach Mettenberger Pleads Guilty to Sexual Battery

Those hoping for a mea culpa and a return to the Georgia football team for touted recruit Zach Mettenberger need to find other hopes and dreams.

Mettenberger pleaded guilty in Lowndes Country Superior Court Monday to two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery arising from a March 7 incident at a Remerton, Ga., bar.

“The sexual battery counts were the result of Mettenberger grabbing the breasts and touching the buttocks of the victim,” Southern Judicial Circuit district attorney J. David Miller said in an e-mail to the Atlanta Journal Constitution Monday afternoon.

The judgment includes a stipulation that Mettenberger is banned from stepping foot in the town of Valdosta.

According to the district attorney, Mettenberger “was sentenced to two concurrent 12-month periods of probation under the First Offender act, is to pay $35 per month for a probation supervision fee, pay a fine of $1,000 on each count, must consent to searches of his person, vehicle and premises at any time by any law enforcement officer without a search warrant and without probable cause and must not object to any item seized during any such search from being admitted into evidence in any court proceeding, must not drink any alcoholic beverage, nor be at any place where alcoholic beverages are sold, is banished from the city of Valdosta and must have no contact, direct or indirect, with the victim in the case.”

Miller said the Remerton Police Department and the victim in the case “were satisfied with this resolution.”

Miller said other charges originally filed in the case — underage possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction and possession of false identification — were dismissed “in consideration of the guilty pleas.”

How did this all go downhill so quickly for another "Berger" cooked by his own libido?

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