Members of the University of Pennsylvania’s women’s lacrosse team are under fire for wrecking parts of a bar and allegedly engaging in “absolutely deplorable behavior” — such as exposing a young woman’s genitals to the “adulation of the rest of the party.”
According to The Daily Pennsylvanian, Casey Neff, the manager of Fado Irish Pub, reportedly “sent an email to The Daily Pennsylvanian, women’s lacrosse coach Karin Brower Corbett and Penn’s Athletic Department, among others, claiming that a group of 50 people under the lacrosse team’s reservation did considerable damage to his business”
In the email, the bar owner complained that the team members intentionally broke facilities such as a light fixture which caused a “broken glass hazard.” The students also allegedly stole a bottle of liquor from the bar and attempted to steal a six-pack of beer. Neff claimed that the lacrosse players also smoked marijuana in the bathroom and exposed a young woman’s genitals to the “adulation of the rest of the party.” They also allegedly tipped less than 4 percent on the $1,300 tab.
“We want people to have fun. We are happy that people come out,” Neff said. “But that was well above and beyond [the standard] of normal behavior. They broke the light fixture, and they literally cheered about it — ‘yeah!’ — are you kidding?”
Neff reportedly does not plan to file a police report and, according to him, groups affiliated with U. Penn’s Wharton School have been even worse and “have already been banned from making reservations at Fado, due to incidents such as students using cocaine in the bathrooms, having sex in the janitor’s closet and urinating on the bar.”
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