Rutgers athletic director Patrick Hobbs was standing in front of a crowd of chanting students before he made the decision to throw back a cold one. Unfortunately for Hobbs, that moment was caught on video.
Hobbs was caught drinking at the student-sponsored tailgates which take place before Scarlet Knights home games. Well, they did.
Since being caught on camera, Hobbs has come forward to apologize for his actions. According to Hobbs, he simply decided to enjoy an adult beverage in front of the students in order to diffuse what was a rowdy environment.
“My first concern is always for the safety and well-being of our students,” Hobbs said, via Keith Sargeant of NJ Advance Media. “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. That was certainly not my intention.”
Rutgers has also decided to cancel all future student tailgates as a result.
Regrettably, due to safety concerns, The Alley is no longer available
for student tailgating.
— Rutgers Scarlet Knights (@RUAthletics) September 20, 2016
Way to ruin the party for everyone.