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Posted: Monday, 21 July 2014 3:33PM

Report: Mettenberger punched after telling 'Bama fan, 'Good luck'



Former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger was reportedly punched in the face after reacting to an Alabama fan in Tennessee.

Mettenberger was selected by the Titans in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

Steve Ford, the owner of Loser's Most Wanted Bar & Grill in Nashville said Mettenberger reacted after someone proclaimed, "Roll Tide."

"The guy said something about 'Roll Tide!' to Zach, and Zach turned around and said, 'Good luck with that,'" Ford told the Tennessean newspaper. "The guy's buddy then sucker-punched Zach.

Ford says it was clearly not Mettenberger's fault.

"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."

The reports comes after rumors that Mettenberger injured himself and broke his hand in a bar fight.

Mettenberger was not treated for any injuries.  The QB nor the bar wanted to pursue charges.

"I know in 15 years being in the bar business, I know that everyone is trying to provoke someone who is a moving billboard," Ford said. "I don't care if they are country music, a rapper, football players or whatever. Everybody is trying to push somebody's buttons. It is a lawsuit jungle out there."

The Titans open training camp on Friday.

Photo: Steve Franz, LSU Athletics

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