Michigan Democratic AG Nessel admits drinking too much at football game, apologies to 'entire state'

Nessel had the drinks at a tailgate party before annual Michigan vs. Michigan State football game last month

Updated: November 11, 2021 - 10:25am

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Michigan Democrat Attorney General Dana Nessel has acknowledged having drank too much alcohol on an empty stomach before the annual Michigan vs. Michigan State football game last month and needing assistance to leave the stadium.

Nessel said she attended the annual rivalry game in East Lansing on Oct. 30 and that she had two Bloody Mary drinks, at a pre-game tailgate party, on an empty stomach, then started feeling ill. 

"I laid low for a while, but my friends recommended that I leave so as to prevent me from vomiting on any of my constituents," she said in a Facebook post that included a photo of her holding her head while seated in the stands. 

Nessel said she left early and was assisted as she walked out and that she was driven home by a designated driver.

Nessel said her staff said that she'd benefit from hiring a crisis management company to help her navigate what she called "TAILGATE-GATE," but she wanted to speak directly to her constituents, according to FoxNews.com.

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