NYT: Kavanaugh Once Threw Ice On Some Guy At A Bar

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

According to a report by The New York Times, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once threw ice on a man at a bar during college.

The incident allegedly resulted in an altercation between the man and one of Kavanaugh’s friends, according to a police report written in September 1985.

The NYT reported early Monday that Kavanaugh once started a fight by throwing a beer in someone’s face. Chad Ludington, a former Yale basketball player who socialized with Kavanaugh, said, “On one of the last occasions I purposely socialized with Brett, I witnessed him respond to a semi-hostile remark, not by defusing the situation, but by throwing his beer in the man’s face and starting a fight that ended with one of our mutual friends in jail.”

On Monday evening, the NYT reported additional details about the event, including the tidbit about Kavanaugh throwing ice at the alleged victim, Dom Cozzolino.

“The incident, which occurred in September 1985 during Mr. Kavanaugh’s junior year, resulted in Mr. Kavanaugh and four other men being questioned by the New Haven Police Department. Mr. Kavanaugh was not arrested, but the police report stated that a 21-year-old man accused Mr. Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him ‘for some unknown reason.’”

One witness to the fight claimed that Chris Dudley, a Yale basketball player and friend of Kavanaugh’s, threw a glass at Cozzolino, causing him to bleed from his ear.

Dudley denied the incident and Kavanaugh didn’t want “to say if he threw the ice or not,” according to the police report.

Cozzolino declined to comment.

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