WASHINGTON (Circa) — Southeast Missouri State University president Dr. Carlos Vargas is apologizing after a video was released via social media of Vargas drinking from a beer bong during a tailgate.
"During my attendance at a tailgate party prior to the Southeast football game on Sept. 15, I was observed being offered and accepting to drink beer from a beer bong, a device normally associated with excessive or binge drinking, which is conduct I do not condone,” Vargas said in a statement.
The eight second video of Vargas, which only last eight seconds, has already been viewed over 140,000 times.
A student watching Vargas can be heard saying, "Dr. V you rock!"
Barstool Sports' Twitter page representing the university posted the video with the caption, "THATS MY PRESIDENT"
The Board of Regents says that this was a "teachable moment" but still offers their full support towards Vargas.