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Rutgers Tailgate Shut Down As AD Chugs A Beer On Stage

Rutgers AD Patrick Hobbs went on stage to address tailgate safety, ended up chugging a beer instead.

Not a lot of Rutgers students are attending football games. So this year, Rutgers opened up a student tailgate zone to try and get those numbers up. After only two weeks, it has been shut down

Regrettably, due to safety concerns, The Alley is no longer available
for student tailgating.

— Rutgers Athletics (@RUAthletics) September 20, 2016

">due to safety concerns. Here is Rutgers AD Patrick Hobbs attempting to address those safety concerns by slamming an ice-cold beer: "> After the video surfaced, Hobbs apologized and claimed he was only trying to restore order to a seemingly reckless mob of college kids.

“My first concern is always for the safety and well-being of our students,’’ Hobbs said. “Anyone who was at the (student tailgate) Saturday knows that I was acting to ensure that.’’ "I regret that any action on my part can be interpreted as promoting the use of alcohol,'' he said. "That was certainly not my intention.''

Rutgers University police chief, Kenneth Cop, said he and his department ended up issuing four people citations, and that the atmosphere was generally calm. Hobbs apparently arrived as citations were being issued to students.

Rutgers has a home game against Iowa this weekend and the school has yet to say whether the student tailgate will be reopened anytime soon.

[nj.com]