04-15-2012, 01:15 PM
REPORT: UNRULY NFL FANS TO BE GIVEN CODE OF CONDUCT EXAM (http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/04/15/report-unruly-nfl-fans-to-be-given-code-of-conduct)

"A report in the New York Post says that the NFL will require unruly
fans who were ejected from games this fall to pass a code-of-conduct test before
they are allowed to reenter stadiums for future contests.<div class="m10l m10r"><div class="story_body line ">

The Post says the idea came from a licensed psychotherapist named
Dr. Ari Novick.</p>
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Each stadium and team will have its own requirements but most fans who
misbehave to the point of being ejected will have to pass the test before being
allowed to reenter.</p>

The classes are an effort to reduce ugly stadium behavior. According to the
Post, MetLife Stadium security chief Daniel DeLorenzi said that about 25 fans
are ejected from every Jets or Giants game.</p>

The teams' home stadium was the first, along with the Patriots’ Gillette
Stadium, to employ Novick’s classes back in 2010.</p>

Fans who get ejected from MetLife Stadium must write a letter of apology and
take a four-hour, $75 online course, available at fanconductclass.com. To pass,
they have to get at least 70 percent of the questions correct.</p>Novick earns
$55 for each test he certifies. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and the
HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers split the remainder of the fee.

DeLorenzi said that nearly 25 percent of those fans who are ejected don’t
bother to take the course, placing them on an “unforgiven” list — a book
containing the name, photo and seat number of every booted fan. Security guards
monitor the stands at each Jets and Giants home game looking for fans on the
"unforgiven" list. If they are caught — and 10 have been over the past three
years — they’re arrested for trespassing."</p></div></div></div>

04-15-2012, 05:17 PM
Finally, some accountability approach to moronic fan behavior. Good idea. It would also be interesting to see a follow up review after a couple seasons pass, of those fans and to what extent passing the test actually improves their behavior at games, if at all.

04-15-2012, 05:47 PM
Giving unruly fans a second chance... hope they can change or learn from it. I'm guessing the streakers are still banned for life regardless.