The case of the spiked (maybe) drinks at NBA playoff game

Some sports fans in Wisconsin are complaining some drinks made them too drunk.

It happened in Milwaukee when people who bought Moscow Mules cocktails at the Milwaukee Bucks game sold in a tent outside the arena think the drinks were spiked.

“I had one of those and I only had one and it was probably the most drunk I’ve ever been in my life,” Anna Neuberg tells the Milwaukee Journal about the $7 drink that she said didn’t taste right.

She said she doesn’t remember anything that happened after that even though she later went out to dinner with friends.

“Out of an abundance of caution we are proactively engaging an independent accredited laboratory to ensure the accuracy of our initial investigatory findings and have sent a sample to the Milwaukee Police Department,” the Bucks, who are in the NBA playoffs, said. So far, no foreign substance has been found.

At least half a dozen people complained to Milwaukee media outlets over the weekend about the Moscow Mules they drank Wednesday night. Some said they saw double, some said they blacked out, others said they had no memories of the rest of the night.

Neuburg said Moscow Mules are her drink of choice and noticed the cocktail she purchased Wednesday night wasn’t fizzy like a Moscow Mule made from ginger beer.

“I laid down that night and the room was just spinning. I’ve never gotten drunk off one drink in my life,” she said.

“I turned to my friend and I said, ‘Hey, I’m seeing double.’ And she looked at me and she said, ‘Yeah, me too,'” attendee Ali Diaz told WISN 12 News. “A couple minutes later she said, ‘Hey, I need to go to the bathroom, I really don’t feel good.’ She goes to the bathroom and that’s the last thing I remember.”

She said she wandered the streets of Milwaukee for hours.

“My husband came home and I was on the patio screaming, telling him that someone tried to grab me that I didn’t know where I was, someone help me. Just completely going crazy,” Diaz said. “I was sick throughout the night, I was confused. My brain was really foggy, sluggish. Almost like a hangover, but times 10.”

  • I was sick throughout the night, I was confused. My brain was really foggy, sluggish. Almost like a hangover, but times 10.

    So, basically a typical night out on the town in Milwaukee.

    • KariBemidji

      I appreciate a good, snarky comment but as a woman this story is terrifying. One of the first safety talks you (probably not you, because you’re a man. Men don’t get that talk. And they don’t get the ‘FOR CHRIST’S SAKE, DON’T SPIKE WOMEN’S DRINKS TO GET LAID’ talk) get in college is to not accept a drink that you haven’t watched be prepared. Nothing about this story is funny.

    • Postal Customer

      Old cliche is old.

  • Angry Jonny

    To be fair, a Moscow Mule is a solid 6-count pour of Vodka.

    • Well, it SHOULD be.

    • Vintage59

      To be accurate, if it is your regular cocktail and this one did things none of the others ever had there is nothing funny about it. This sounds like a serious crime has been committed.