Michigan: University President Was Totally Not Drunk During Halftime Speech

Monday November 11th, 2013


University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman gave a speech at halftime Saturday that had many wondering aloud if the administrator had shown up drunk. You can judge for yourself from the video above, in which her slurred speech really stands out.

For their part, however, Michigan denies the claim:

In reaction to her slow, elongated speech, many people wondered aloud on Facebook and Twitter if Coleman was under the influence of alcohol during her speech. In a statement to the Daily early Monday, the University acknowledged the “awkward audio” but said it was due to “significant feedback” from Michigan Stadium’s PA system.

“She, absolutely, had not been drinking alcohol,” University spokesman Rick Fitzgerald wrote in a statement. “I want to underscore that point in the strongest possible way.”

Ah, the old "PA system feedback" excuse. There's worse, I guess:


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