More is coming to light about an infamous beer throwing incident at Pi Kappa Alpha that has been covered by all sorts of media and blogs. Basically, some Ohio State fans in team jerseys got beers thrown at them by Pi Kappa Alpha “brothers.” I’ve seen the video and you can too if you would like, but I’m not going to embed it. Here is how the Collegian described the attack today:
Days after Penn State’s football loss to Ohio State, a YouTube video surfaced featuring several men throwing beer cans and yelling obscenities at two Buckeyes fans.
The rear of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, 417 E. Fairmount Ave., is seen in the video. The fraternity’s president, Brendan Wilson (junior-management), said he had no comment when reached by phone last night.
The YouTube account name of the user who uploaded the video was “crazysacc,” which is also the AOL Instant Messenger screen name of Pi Kappa Alpha Vice President Gaetano Sacco (junior-film).
Gee, how surprising the president won’t speak up. The brothers didn’t have any problem speaking up in the video, no? Does Sacco appear to possess the intelligence to attend Penn State or any other university? Uploading video of someone getting assaulted while cheering it on (presumably that is Sacco filming) doesn’t sound too bright to me.
Dan Victor of the Patriot-News has an interesting follow-up:
But the main person in the video was a visiting student from the University of Pittsburgh, said Bill Mahon, vice president for university relations. Mahon also said the two Ohio State fans in the video were visiting members of the same fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha, and had stayed at the fraternity the night before without incident.
The 48-second video opens with booing and shouts of “We Are,” then turns to show two people in Ohio State jerseys walking away from an outdoor fraternity party while over a dozen objects that appear to be beer cans fly in their direction. A few of the objects hit the fans.
One person appears to push the two fans toward the exit, then later runs toward them and throws an object at one of the fans from a few feet away.
The camera operator then celebrates gleefully.
So, the main antagonist was from Pitt and that needs to be broadcast as much as possible. He will likely be charged according to WJAC. However, just because the biggest jerk of them all is from Pitt does not excuse the bad behavior of everybody else there, including the cameraman. Pi Kappa Alpha has embarrassed the university and should be strongly disciplined by the university and its national organization. If it were up to me, Pi Kappa Alpha would lose all university affiliation. The officers would also be face disciplined from Judicial Affairs. The Pitt jerk should be disciplined by his university as well.
Sure, this happens elsewhere, but that doesn’t mean it is okay to act like criminals because of somebody wearing the wrong jersey. Hopefully, Penn State will make examples of these idiots and we’ll see less of this kind of behavior.
By the way, here is the Pi Kappa Alpha preamble:
“For the establishment of friendship on a firmer
and more lasting basis, for the promotion of
brotherly love and kind feeling; for the mutual
benefit and advancement of the interests of those with
whom we sympathize and deem worthy of our regard;
we have resolved to form a fraternity,believing that,
thus we can most successfully accomplish our object.”
And the national organization’s vision:
Pi Kappa Alpha will set the standard of integrity, intellect, and achievement for our members, host institutions, and the communities in which we live.