TSA Style Patdowns Coming to Your Local....NFL Game?

Posted: Sep 16, 2011 7:56 AM

Somehow I don't think this is going to go over well with fans.

The NFL wants all fans patted down from the ankles up this season to improve fan safety.

Under the new "enhanced" pat-down procedures, the NFL wants all 32 clubs to search fans from the ankles to the knees as well as the waist up. Previously, security guards only patted down fans from the waist up while looking for booze, weapons or other banned items.

The stricter physical screening policy impacts the 16.6 million fans expected to attend live regular season NFL games this season. The more thorough searches will spell longer lines for ticket-holding fans seeking entry to games. It's sure to raise the ire of some fans who consider it an invasion of privacy.

The move comes after a man used an illegal stun gun on another fan at a New York Jets-Dallas Cowboys game.