NFL calls an audible, forcing unruly fans to see a shrink Published April 15, 2012 New York Post The NFL is shrink-rapping football fans. Unruly fans booted from stadiums this year will be required to pass a code-of-conduct exam — or they won’t be allowed back in for another game. The idea was hatched by a licensed psychotherapist, The New York Post has learned. “We’re not trying to squash anyone’s passion. We’re just trying to say don’t be violent,” said Dr. Ari Novick, the Californian who’s the brains behind the program. Requirements will vary depending on the stadium, but most of the time the stadium louts will have to pass the test before being allowed back in, he said. The classes are an effort to stem the rising tide of ugly stadium behavior that has included everything from bare-knuckle brawls to lewd Jets fans who screamed obscenities at women until they exposed their breasts in a rude Gate D tradition at the old Giants Stadium.
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I have never understood this. I dont see pictures of past offenders at all entrances. I know security does not have the ability to memorize the face of every one that has been thrown out. Unless they have Vegas type facial recognition software scanning all faces upon entrance I dont get it. The best they could do is putting flags on names in case they order online or over the phone. Just have someone else get tickets for you simple.