Drawing a Line
Correspondent: Bryant Gumbel l Producer: Jill Klapper, Andrew Bennett
It's no secret that alcohol consumption and football often go hand-in-hand - having a few beers at a tailgate party or during the game is a tradition for many fans. In recent years, however, a series of highly publicized alcohol-related incidents suggests that drinking has gone too far at NFL stadiums. In response, the NFL has aggressively stepped up its efforts to curb dangerous and disruptive fan behavior with a host of new initiatives, including increased security, alcohol reduction rules and even a text messaging program that allows fans to report unruly behavior. Having first examined the issue in Jan. 2008, Bryant Gumbel takes another look at alcohol consumption at NFL games and explores the attempts to limit the negative conduct associated with it.