Hard Drinking, Bar Brawling Mayor Plans to Keep His Job (Video)

Last weekend Sheboygan Mayor Bob Ryan went on a three-day bender that involved at least one fight and inappropriate comments to a bartender. Ryan admits to all that and says he needs to address his drinking problem, but swears it will not affect the remainder of his term. He promises to remain completely sober for the duration.

Meanwhile, the Sheboygan City Council, to whom he has apologized, plans to ask for his resignation, according to WLUK TV. It seems they've heard that tune before. In 2009, a video surfaced on YouTube of Ryan making drunken, insulting comments at a local bar, and the mayor asked the City Council for forgiveness. "Alcohol will never again play a role in my future," Ryan told them.

Of course the council is aware that this most recent escapade comes three weeks before he is scheduled to face a judge over a sexual harassment complaint filed by Angela Payne, who at the time was the city's director of human resources. She alleges he made drunken advances toward her and fired her when she didn't comply, according to the Sheboygan Press.

Ryan told Fox 11 that it's more the distraction of his antics, rather than the antics themselves, that affects his ability to do a good job for the city. He also said the pressure of the deposition he gave in preparation for the sexual harassment trial probably had something to do with his most recent, alcohol-infused behavior. Still, he doesn't blame the City Council for asking for his resignation, and that he is personally humiliated by his actions.

But that doesn't necessarily affect his ability honorably fulfill the remainder of his term, he reasons. He says the public scrutiny associated with his job is what helps keep him on the straight and narrow...sort of. Still, he promises if it happens one more time, he will definitely "walk away."

Sheboygan Mayor Apologizes for YouTube Video in 2009

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This has to be the dumbest story I have read in a long time. The guy is a dysfunctional alcoholic who seems to think the citizens of the city for which he is the MAYOR are to be his "12-step buddies." What are they thinking in Sheboygan? He is a miserable failure and a poor role model. What's to think about???

July 30 2011 at 6:23 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Martina and Cole


July 30 2011 at 2:56 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Martina and Cole

Fire him--and he thinks cause he has nice hair it will be okay--LOSER

July 30 2011 at 2:54 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

People who abuse either alcohol, or drugs, or spouses, all SAY that they're going to change, or stop, but that's absolutely FALSE.

July 30 2011 at 2:14 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply

You damn drunk, get some help you sot

July 30 2011 at 2:11 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply

Too bad that bartender didn't punch you out, you punk. Got a taste of that liquid courage and you thought you were some type of bad ass when it reality you are an embarrassment to the city. Go get some help at AA, you need it because there is nothing honorable about you, Ryan. This isn't the first time you made an ass out of yourself with the liquid courage and it looks like you are nothing more than a damn drunk!

July 30 2011 at 2:10 AM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply

Like all Republicans - an embarrassment.

July 30 2011 at 12:35 AM Report abuse -7 rate up rate down Reply
6 replies to Frankie's comment

Why not use peoples taxes to put him through rehab about 20 times?? When he kills someone you can oust him!

July 30 2011 at 12:25 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to richardkenosha's comment

also numb nut

July 30 2011 at 2:16 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

At least he doesn't have the nasty orange tan like Boehner.

July 30 2011 at 12:17 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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July 30 2011 at 2:17 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

July 30 2011 at 12:12 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

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