Bar Manager: Penn Women Lax Players Trash Fado, Tip 4% on $1,300 Tab

Wharton student groups are already banned from booking reservations at Fado due to a pattern of unruly behavior, the bar’s GM says.

I apologize for keeping you waiting on the summary of this oh-so-important story: Casey Neff, the general manager of Fado, sent an email to the Penn women’s lacrosse coach, the athletics department, and The Daily Pennsylvanian “among others” describing the reign of terror the Penn women’s lacrosse team went on at Fado on Saturday night.

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?”

Then it gets better! I do not believe I am exaggerating when I say this is one of the greatest paragraphs ever published in The Daily Pennsylvanian:

Neff said that the team members’ behavior represented “patterns of behavior with [Penn] groups over several years.” Student groups affiliated with Wharton 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.

Also, we now know how unruly you have to be to get banned from Fado!

[The DP]

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