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Michigan’s Out AG Apologizes for Getting Wasted at a Football Game

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nassel

Dana Nessel, the out attorney general of Michigan, has apologized for drinking a bit too much at a recent University of Michigan and Michigan State University football game.

“My staff has pleaded with me to hire a crisis-management PR firm for an incident that occurred on 10/30 at the UM/MSU football game,” Nessel wrote in a Facebook post on Wednesday that also featured an image of her slumped down in a stadium seat. “Instead, I thought I would just share the events which transpired that fateful day.”

She explained that she attended a tailgate on an empty stomach.

“Much to my surprise, MSU [tailgates] tend to have more alcohol than food, so I thought it seemed like a good idea to eat 2 Bloody [Marys], since as long as you put enough vegetables in them, it’s practically a salad. As it turned out, this was not a brilliant idea. Also, I might be a terrible bartender,” she wrote.

At the game, her friends said she should leave before vomiting on anyone. They then helped her to a wheelchair and she left the game with a designated driver. “I went home, fell asleep on the couch, and my wife threw some blankets on me and provided me with some water and Tylenol for what she knew would be a skull-crushing hangover the next day. (Best wife ever!),” Nessel wrote.

In the post, she added that she won’t drink on an empty stomach again and she'll avoid Bloody Marys.

She wrapped up her post with an apology: “Sorry to all the people who have supported me for letting you down. I will try to do better.”

Nessel is the first out LGBTQ+ person to be elected to a statewide office in Michigan, and probably the first one to apologize for drinking too much at a football game.

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