As the Milwaukee Bucks prepare for their first appearance in the Eastern Conference Finals since 2001, team officials are investigating claims that drinks were spiked at a party this week outside of their home arena, Fiserv Forum.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, team spokesperson Barry Baum confirmed the investigation in the interest of “safety.”
Milwaukee’s WISN-TV reported that six people became ill or “blacked out” after consuming alcoholic beverages. Multiple people reported that drinking “Moscow Mules” gave them adverse side effects not compatible with a typical alcoholic beverage.
The party took place in an outdoor tented area adjacent to the arena after the Bucks completed their 4-1 series victory against the Boston Celtics.
Milwaukee police said they did not receive any complaints from partygoers about spiked drinks. The newspaper said a check of area hospitals reported no visits from individuals that became ill from events at Fiserv Forum.
—Field Level Media