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Codey: New Alcohol Policy Is The Right Call

Senate President Praises the NJSEA & Giants/Jets for New Code of Conduct Rules

TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) today praised the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) and the Giants and Jets football teams for instituting a new policy to govern the conduct of ticketholders and curb drunken and abusive behavior. Last fall, Codey called on the NJSEA to crack down on drunken and unruly fan behavior that had led to harassment of a number of fans during half-time.

“I applaud the Sports Authority for being so responsive to our concerns and taking action now before the start of the new football season. No doubt, for most people, football and beer go hand-in-hand. But, when fans are harassed by drunk patrons or the game day experience is ruined because others can’t control themselves, that’s where the line needs to be drawn.

“The comprehensive nature of this plan shows that the NJSEA put a lot of time and effort into developing a policy that will improve the sporting experience for everyone.

“Consider this an idiot protection policy for those fans decent and mature enough to enjoy the event without getting trashed. For those that were used to overdoing it, hopefully now they will get home safely without endangering others and come to enjoy waking up the next morning and actually remembering the game.”

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