ESPN's John Barr was on the Rutgers campus for the facepalm-inducing press conference of Rutgers president Robert Barchi and the news of AD Tim Pernetti resigning. Although it can't be seen on-screen, someone at Rutgers threw a water balloon at Barr and his ESPN crew. Barr relays what happened and then compares the reception the media was getting on the Jersey campus to what happened at Penn State. That's not a comparison you want to be drawing at the moment Rutgers, but the leadership at the school seems incompetent enough to guide the media full speed ahead in that direction.
Video via SportsGrid
@awfulannouncing guess that's better than a basketball?
@awfulannouncing Might be the beginning of a media backlash.
@awfulannouncing That's THE State University of New Jersey
@awfulannouncing My money's on Mike Rice.
.@awfulannouncing I'm pretty sure zero students at Penn State threw water balloons or any objects at any media personnel.
@awfulannouncing they'll find a way to blame Auburn for it.
@DannyMartinez4 I like how he described it like he was in a war zone or something
@awfulannouncing It’s more fun if you stop after reading the first five words of that tweet.
@awfulannouncing there's several people at ESPN I'd like to throw things at
@_iCed_ was busted for throwing water balloons in college. Officer told us we were "launching missiles." So apparently they're no joke.
@DannyMartinez4 who knew water was so dangerous