The Beer At Gay Bars Must Be Especially GoodTheir school already has the gayest of all mascots — not that there's anything wrong with that — so why shouldn't two University of Virginia football players be arrested for stealing beer from a gay bar? Yep, it happened Saturday. But here's the problem: They tried to run and got caught; and then of course there's the one guy's hair. As I'm sure was heard more than once at the scene: You should have been robbing a salon, sweetie.
Two University of Virginia football players have been arrested at a downtown Charlottesville nightclub. Junior offensive lineman Will Barker and redshirt freshman lineman Dave Roberts were picked up at Club 216 on Water Street at 3:45 Saturday morning. Police say both men admitted to stealing beer from a cooler at the nightclub. Both face larceny charges. Roberts, who is 19 years old, is also charged with being a minor in possession of alcohol and with using a fake ID.
NBC-29 describes Club 216 as "a particularly well-known after-hours bar in Charlottesville," but a visit to their web site gives a clearer picture. Meanwhile, The Sporting Blog sheds some light as to why Barker and Roberts may have been there:
Club 216, the gay bar in question, is technically a "private club." This is a common dodge once employed by bars here in Atlanta: call yourself "a club," charge for a "membership fee" complete with card, and then stay open much later than public bars. Places like Club 216 often do a thriving business as after-hours bars, which likely explains why football players — not known for being models of forward-thinking tolerance of all lifestyles — would be there. They had beer, and they were open.
Still, this shouldn't stop any rival ACC students with Photoshop skills from doing their duty; Virginia's mascot may be getting a makeover in the next few days, I have a feeling. And in that vein, below are some images to get you started, guys. The Beer At Gay Bars Must Be Especially GoodS The Beer At Gay Bars Must Be Especially GoodS The Beer At Gay Bars Must Be Especially Good The Beer At Gay Bars Must Be Especially Good Where Stealing Beer Is The Minor Offense [The Sporting Blog]