I have been holding back my thoughts on the Zach Mettenberger saga for hopes that Mark Richt and the University of Georgia would shed a little more light on the situation about the dismissal of the freshman quarterback. Here we are a few days later, and we still know the same thing we did Sunday afternoon, NOTHING.
I understand a person's or organization's right to privacy, I really do. But, I also understand that much of that privacy is forfeited when you rely on the public to fund almost all things you do that require financial backing. As a donor of the UGA Athletics fund, I feel that I am owed quite a bit more of an explanation than just "the player has violated team rules". There are many players that violate "team rules" and remain on the team.
From day one, I have been an Aaron Murray supporter for the starting quarterback spot. That being said, I think that Zach Mettenberger was holding his own in the competition. Did Mett do something that warranted dismissal? I have no clue because my beloved school will not give me the straight facts! Is it something that is still being investigated? Obviously so, but why not suspend Mett indefinitely or something like that.
I could rant and rave about the secrecy of this matter, and the seeming injustice that has taken place, but the only real thing I have to go on is the fact that the Dawgnation is being completely held in the dark. And I, for one, do not think it is the right thing to do. Give us some answers UGA!