Skip to comments.NFL fan pat-downs will take more time
Posted on 09/17/2011 5:26:29 AM PDT by Morgana
NEW YORK -- The NFL says it has "enhanced" its pat-down procedure for fans entering stadiums to improve safety.
The league has asked all 32 teams to have stadium security search fans from the ankles to the knees. Previously, fans were patted down from the waist up for banned items such as alcohol and weapons.
Last week, a man was arrested for using an illegal stun gun at Sunday night's Dallas Cowboys-New York Jets game.
NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Friday the "enhanced security procedures" are not a result of any specific threat, but the league is "always refining and improving" security.
He says the checks, which began before last week's season-opening games, will take longer, and encourages fans to arrive early.
Jets: Jets linebacker David Harris, wide receiver Santonio Holmes and safety Eric Smith are all listed as questionable with injuries for the team's game against Jacksonville on Sunday. All three were limited in practice Friday after Harris injured a toe in the opener against Dallas, and Holmes (knee and quadriceps) and Smith (ankle) were hurt during practice this week.
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They’re just making sure you don’t sneak any beer in there because the owners found out that they have been losing a lot of money because of it.
Not going to be an issue here at RAY J stadium in Tampa for most of the season....anybody who is wearing pants to a buc game probably is hiding something, since it's hotter than Hades at most games
Are they going to pat me down in front of my 47 inch LG?
Hey, don't gave them any ideas....."Big Sis" would think of a way...
Drip... drip... drip...
I know how to speed things up. They should post a list of forbidden items outside each gate. If they find one of them on you, you get to keep it- but you lose your ticket and don’t get in. No arguments, no debate, you go home.
TSA.....coming to a stadium near you.
Can I pay extra and have the cheerleaders pat me down?
Seriously though, what about plainclothes police officer or off duty LEO where they are still required to be armed? Is the NFL going to force those individuals to stop going to the game?
Roger Goodell...the Jeff Immelt of sports.
My friend and I got free tickets to a Jets scab game back during the strike. We each shoved about 10 beers in our coats and pants and tried to get in.
The yellow jackets found us out and started trying to confiscate all our beer. We told them it was ours and they couldn't have it. They told us we couldn't go into the game if we wanted to keep our beer.
Easiest decision ever.
In that situation, it might have been more punishment to make you go in and watch the game.
I assume that if a weapon is found that the person will be immediately arrested. Wow, I guess then that 3/4 of the seats at Oakland Raider home games will be empty.
Bingo! Every time I've gone through one of these event entrances, they only look in your bag to make sure you're not bringing food. Put a few female products on top and they'll immediately hand it back. They never look at the folding seats or blankets or other junk you're carrying in, much less do pat downs. Thank you, OBL, for this, enjoy your time at the bottom of the sea (if that's really where he is).
The decision was to down all 10 and then go inside?
I have a great idea: the NFL could contract the security screening to the T.S.A. Any thoughts?