Bad news, sports fans – literally.
On Monday morning, we brought you a statement penned by Chad Ludington, a Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh.
According to Chad, Kavanaugh is misleading Congress and the American public about his drinking days in college.
“When I watched Brett deliver his testimony under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, I cringed”, Ludington wrote, before recounting an episode during which a furious Kavanaugh allegedly “threw his beer in a man’s face and started a fight that ended with a mutual friend in jail.”
Well, guess what? The New York Times got their hands on the police report from that incident and it is hilarious.
Apparently, Kavanaugh and a group of friends had just come from an English reggae concert and were “drinking pints” at a local bar called Demery’s where Kavanaugh thought he spotted Ali Campbell, the lead singer of the band.
As it turns out, the man was not in fact Ali Campbell and when he asked Kavanaugh to stop staring at him, ol’ Brett “threw his beer at the guy”. That’s according to a more detailed account of the incident as recounted by Ludington, now a college professor at North Carolina State. He also told the Times he has been in touch with the FBI.
Needless to say, the man who Kavanaugh mistook for a reggae singer did not appreciate being doused in lager so, he took a swing at Brett.
Enter Yale alum and former NBA player Chris Dudley, who, again according to Ludington, “took his beer and smashed it into the head of the guy,” who by that point, had Kavanaugh in a headlock. Ludington went on to describe what happened next:
I then tried to pull Chris back, and a bunch of other guys tried to pull the other guy back. I don’t know what Brett was doing in the melee, but there was blood, there was glass, there was beer and there was some shouting, and the police showed up.
According to the police report, Kavanaugh and four other people were questioned by the New Haven Police Department and although your next Supreme Court justice wasn’t ultimately arrested, a “21-year-old man” (one assumes that’s a reference to the guy Brett thought was the reggae singer) told officers that Kavanaugh threw ice on him “for some unknown reason.”
Dudley, who ran for governor of Oregon seven years after his NBA career ended, denied the incident. He did not respond to requests for comment and as the Times goes on to note, Dudley “has spoken out in support of Judge Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and disputed reports that he drank excessively.”
It’s hard to know whether to laugh, cry or cry from laughing here.