NFL Fans Reject Public Safety Rule

New ban on bags would restrict purses from football games.
2:19 | 06/16/13

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Well an NFL rule change has a lot of football fans up and arms this morning particularly female fans. The league is now banning people from bringing pretty much any bad larger than a small clutch -- stadiums. Then FL says it's a matter of public safety but the new policy is stirring up quite a controversy. ABC -- only has a story in the back this morning from FedEx Field. And Maryland good morning Susan. Good morning and that's right. No NFL officials said they knew this call wouldn't be popular. But they see it less is a penalty than a precaution that's meant to enhance public safety. The football season right around the corner dean days are coming. Yeah. It's. Will you be grabbing your bag and heading to the stadium late -- -- The NFL has something to say about your accessories. The league has just set a new policy that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought -- stadiums. A clutch no larger than your hand it's OK so it's a freezer bag but anything larger must be clear -- Here's a branded version for sale at Fans. Are not -- I don't want you can make an anything. Yeah I have no problem. Yeah issue I'm not a that's not a yeah. -- I'll have to -- helps you. Well I think it's horrible horrible idea and -- League officials said the recent bombings at the Boston Marathon where deadly explosives were hidden in backpacks. Factored into the decision. Smaller bags also mean faster screening and faster entry. I taking this minor step per person we we create a major improvement it really does. Dramatically increase our security posture our stadiums safety experts agreed football is such. A national pastime in the US if you are a terrorist bad guy would that would be a great target I think it's a reasonable approach. Not NFL officials said -- make exceptions for people who had things like medical supplies but couldn't fit into a small bag. But anyone else who shows up with an inappropriate -- is going to be asked to switch to one of these. Or be turned away. Dan reminds me of the airport -- thank you very much.

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