After Court, Mettenberger Looks Around

ATHENS - Former Georgia quarterbacks Zach Mettenberger is moving on with his career.

He is doing so after pleading guilty to sexual battery first reported that Mettenberger would likely visit Louisville, among other programs this spring. Cincinnati and Texas Tech are also and Mettenberger's radar.

The trips come after a tumultuous spring for the Watkinsville native. He was arrested earlier this spring on charges of underage possession of alcohol, disorderly conduct, obstruction and possessing false identification (all were dismissed earlier this week in court) and two counts of misdemeanor sexual battery, which he plead guilty to Monday.

The plea means that Mettenberger will have to pay a $2,000 fine 80 months of community service and 12 months of probation.

He was dismissed from the Georgia football team by head coach Mark Richt last month after performing well on G Day for violating team rules.

In a statement, Mettenberger told the AJC: "I first want to apologize to the young lady my actions most directly affected, and I hope that by me accepting responsibility for my actions that she can move on with her life. I would also like to apologize to my family, friends, teammates, the coaching staff and the University of Georgia. Though it was very uncharacteristic of me to act the way I did, I still accept full responsibility for this event. I deeply regret my actions of that night and can assure that these actions will never happen again. I intend to do everything in my power to restore my image and rebuild the trust people had in me before."

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