Former LSU QB Zach Mettenberger sucker-punched by Alabama fan after friend yelled 'Roll Tide!'

Graham Watson
Mettenberger works out hard at LSU pro day
LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger warms up during NFL football pro day, Wednesday, April 9, 2014, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was the victim of a “sucker punch” by an Alabama fan this past weekend.

According to the Nashville Tennessean, which spoke with the owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill in Nashville, Mettenberger, a rookie quarterback with the Tennessee Titans, did nothing to provoke the punch except get into a conversation with some Alabama fans, which, well, never leads to anything good.

“Here's the truth: The guy said something about 'Roll Tide!' to Zach, and Zach turned around and said 'Good luck with that,’” owner Steve Ford told the paper Monday. "And the guy's buddy then sucker-punched Zach.

"I promise you that Mettenberger did not throw a punch. He didn't do anything. The guy sucker-punched him in the eye, that's the bottom line, and the guy that punched him started running out the door. My door guys had to chase him down."

My favorite part about this story — other than the “Roll Tide!” — is that the guy sucker-punched Mettenberger and then ran. There are many names for that kind of person and most of them aren’t fit for print.

There were no charges pressed and Mettenberger wasn’t seriously injured.

Perhaps, someone can turn this into one of those ”Never Graduate” commercials.

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Graham Watson is the editor of Dr. Saturday on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email her at or follow her on Twitter!