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http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/rowdy-nfl-fans-will-be-required-to-pass-code-of-conduct-exam-041512

Unruly football fans booted from NFL stadiums this year will be required to pass a code-of-conduct exam, or they will not be allowed back in for another game.

the idea was hatched by Dr. Ari Novick, a licensed psychotherapist.

"We're not trying to squash anyone's passion," the Californian said. "We're just trying to say don't be violent."

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.

At the new MetLife Stadium, security chief Daniel DeLorenzi said about 25 fans are ejected from every Jet and Giant game, about 500 rowdies a year.

In 2010, the stadium was the first, along with the
' Gillette Stadium, to employ Novick's classes.

Fans who get the boot must write DeLorenzi a letter of apology and take the four-hour, $75 online course, available at fanconductclass.com. To pass, they have to get at least 70 percent of the questions correct.

One true-or-false question asks, "Every fan has a right to like any team they wish. Using abusive language towards fans who support teams you don't like will not be tolerated." (The answer, believe it or not, is true.)

Novick takes in $55 for each test he certifies. Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers split the remainder of the money.

About 25 percent of those bounced do not bother to take the course, DeLorenzi noted. Incorrigible wrongoers wind up on the "unforgiven" list, a book containing the name, photo and seat number of every booted fan.

A roving band of security guards monitors the stands each game for the unforgiven. If they are nabbed -- and 10 have been over the past three years -- they are arrested on a charge of trespassing.

Most bounced fans grovel to get back in, especially season-ticket holders who could lose their ducats -- even if it means lying on the cyber-couch. "Most of the time, they apologize for their behavior," DeLorenzi noted.

One remorseful fan wrote in November, "I am really sorry for my actions. I really do like the new stadium. I love going to football games and to concerts, and I really want to make sure I'm able to go back to future events."

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Fans shouldn't act so stupid when they are at any event. It all starts with the stadiums decision to serve alcohol. If only they knew exactly who the dummies were before they sold it to them. Within the next few years, I can see alcohol being banned from NFL stadiums

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As long as your behavior isn't impinging on other fan's enjoyment of the game in an obnoxious manner....too often at Atlanta sporting events the crowd acts like they're at a bible study group.

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Even though I think this is just a way for Dr Novick to subsidise his income, It's a win/win in the NFL's eyes. The NFL gets rid of the incorrigibles (or at least gives the image of doing so). Those who want to come back after spending $75 probably won't do whatever they did to get booted in the first place, Plus they deal with the alcohol factor by splitting some of the money with MADD & HERO, two alcohol related programs.This is why the NFL is a multi billion dollar business.

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Speaking of tests, here's one for you. What two words can be spelled from these letters?

N E P I S

If you spelled SPINE, you could have been a doctor.

If you spelled PEN*S you could be a Taints troll.

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As long as your behavior isn't impinging on other fan's enjoyment of the game in an obnoxious manner....too often at Atlanta sporting events the crowd acts like they're at a bible study group.

Your so right Gritz think this is more for people at places Lincoln Financial Field or the old Veteransstadium, Many years ago Sam Huff still played for Giants I went to game at the Vet between Giants and Eagles. Having been in Nam I can tell you I think I was in less danger in Nam then the Vet with Giants jacket on and I was only like 9 didn't matter I heard 4 letter words he would make a sailor blush.

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People getting drunk before and during the games is what is ruining the good NFL experience. People want to fight, curse, and throw things when they are drunk.

Roger does not care about that - he cares about money. so alcohol will still be sold and drunken idiots will still cause problems. be thankful you are not a Raider fan - they seem to attract the most problems.

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Roger does not care about that - he cares about money. so alcohol will still be sold and drunken idiots will still cause problems. be thankful you are not a Raider fan - they seem to attract the most problems.

He would have to care if someone were to die because a drunk fan.

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well if Goodell and the NFl want to make the stadium safer an dmore enjoyable for the fans, stop selling alcohol. of course that means less money, but Goodell is all about safety, right?

His job is to grow the NFL and make it more prosperous first and foremost. Alcohol money is an insanely huge chunk of the NFL pie. No way they will stop selling alcohol in stadiums.

I like the sending texts to security with your section for them to come watch and see if anything is unruly but that still doesn't stop the whole issue. You want more family's to come with young children but they want that alcohol money too. Whoever figures the perfect scenario is going to make themselves a lot of money. Non-drinking sections wouldn't prevent when everyone meets up leaving the game though and that's when a lot of fights and what not start.

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People getting drunk before and during the games is what is ruining the good NFL experience. People want to fight, curse, and throw things when they are drunk.

My wife quit going a couple years ago because of some drunks in our row. One spilled a beer on her as he was making his way past. A little later, the same group kept standing up at the wrong time and a fan a couple rows behind the came down to make them sit down and a scuffle ensued. That was her last game. Now my son goes with me.

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