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Ejected fans in NY will have to pass a test to regain entry to stadium

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer
As fans continue to ramp up violence in the stands (remember this parking lot shooting after a Raiders-49ers preseason game and remember how San Francisco put undercover cops in the stands during a playoff game last year?), the NFL is trying to figure out ways to temper it down.

One way: fans who are kicked out of games will have to go back to school.

According to the NY Post, fans who have been ejected will have to pass a code of conduct test before they're allowed back in MetLife stadium for a future game.

“We're not trying to squash anyone's passion,” Dr. Ari Novick, the psychotherapist who thought up the idea, told the Post. “We're just trying to say don't be violent.”

Violent, like this, you mean?

Fans who get tossed out must write a letter of apology to Daniel DeLorenzi, the head of stadium security, and then take a four-hour online course that costs $75 ($55 of which goes to Novick and $20 of which is split between Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the HERO campaign for Designated Drivers).

Then, that fan will have to score a 70 percent on the online test in order to gain entry again. But if the test is based on the following question (which apparently is part of the test), it shouldn't be too difficult to pass the exam.

True or false: “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.”

While the answer to that is (obviously, I hope) “true,” this question might be tougher.

“True or false: This test seems like a silly idea.”

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