Beamers Nightclub, the place Josh Brent last visited before getting into a car crash that killed former teammate Jerry Brown, has now been given violations stemming from that night. In an article on ESPN.com, it read,
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission said its investigators found ‘sufficient evidence’ that Beamers Private Club in Dallas sold alcohol to an already intoxicated person either late Dec. 7 or early Dec. 8 and conducted ‘practices that promote excessive consumption by patrons.’
Because of these violations, the nightclub could lose its liquor license. However, they are defending their company and their staff. Here’s what they had to say about the accusations of over-selling alcohol to those who clearly don’t need it, as mentioned in the same ESPN article.
A statement issued by Private Dallas, a private club inside Beamers where authorities say Brent and Brown spent part of the fatal night, said the club staff ‘sell and serve responsibly.’
Josh Brent retired from the organization last month, to focus on his off-field issues.
I am at a point where my main focus is all about getting the priorities in my life in order. Those priorities are more important than football. Doing the right things in life are more important than football. I love the game very much. I love my teammates, but this is the right thing for me to do.
What I would want to know is how Beamers hires it’s servers. Josh Brent was found to have a BAC level almost twice the legal limit at the time of arrest. How can the club say the staff ‘sells and serves responsibly’ when Brent’s blood alcohol content was too high. How that went unnoticed is still a little confusing.