The University of Pennsylvania has launched an investigation after members of the women’s lacrosse team allegedly damaged Fado Irish Pub in Center City during a wild party Saturday night.
"We have been made aware of the allegations by Fado, and we are deeply concerned about them,” director of athletic communications Michael Mahoney said Tuesday in a statement. Mahoney said Penn coaches and senior staff are meeting with lacrosse team members and “will continue to thoroughly investigate” the incident.
Claims about the students’ raucous behavior were first made by Fado general manager Casey Neff and reported in The Daily Pennsylvanian.
Neff told the student newspaper that a group of about 50 people attending a lacrosse team event shattered a glass light fixture, stole a bottle of liquor from the bar and smoked marijuana in the bathroom. The group also allegedly exposed a female student’s genitals to patrons and left a paltry tip of less than 4 percent on a $1,300 tab.