Mettenberger showed a lot of restraint not beating up the man who sucker punched him. Even though he would have been justified, he didn’t want it to turn into a distraction for the Titans.
He was asked about the incident and here is what he had to say.
Mettenberger was sucker punched last weekend by an Alabama fan while at a bar with fellow rookie Taylor Lewan.
A man came up to him and said, “Roll Tide.”
The former LSU quarterback says he answered “Good luck with that” before being slugged.
The man ran out of the bar before being chased down. A police report was not filed.
“It is never fun to get punched in the face, everybody knows that. But you have to take the high road in some situations,” Mettenberger said.
“As much media attention as it got, it could have been a lot worse. It’s something where you just live and learn, and put it in the past.”
He said his teammates are having fun with it and dropping a lot of “Roll Tide” on him during practice. He is taking it all in stride.