Some Northeastern students marked down for unsuccessful pregaming before Barstool party; Barstool honcho told to sit down and shut up
The Huntington News reports at least three students got in a touch of trouble before they ever got to Barstool Sports' Northeastern Blackout shindig at the House of Blues, including two found on Columbus Avenue:
An NUPD officer on Columbus Avenue discovered a heavily intoxicated, partially clothed 20-year-old student laying in the street near the curb in front of Davenport A. Another 19-year-old student was stumbling down the middle of the street. The students said they were drinking to prepare for the Barstool Blackout Party and were trying to hail a cab.
A fourth pregamer managed to stumble down to the House of Blues, only to be beaten and robbed of his three tickets, the News reports.
Immediately after a rape survivor spoke, Barstool Sports Publisher David Portnoy (El Presidente) was revealed in the crowd.
We refused to let Portnoy speak out of protection for the survivors and out of protection for everyone who has been insulted, harassed or otherwise harmed either directly by him or indirectly through the comments on his website. This was not his space to talk. We at Knockout Barstool don’t have many safe spaces to discuss our thoughts and opinions. He has an entire website to espouse his opinion. His presence at the speak out was unexpected, offensive and uncalled for.
Meanwhile, the Herald reports Mayor Menino is not happy with the basic thrust of the Blackout parties.