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Do you agree with the NFL's alcohol ban?
Thu, May 31, 2007

NEW YORK (AP) - NFL clubs may no longer serve alcohol at team functions or on buses or flights, extending a ban that until now applied only in locker rooms.

NFL owners and executives were told Thursday by commissioner Roger Goodell that the rule pertains not only to players but to owners, coaches and guests.

NFL sacks alcohol


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A baseball or hockey team having beer in the locker room or lounge is no different than an Ajax corp. serving booze to their employees at a co. function. If someone gets zonked, gets in an accident or worse, the team or corporation can be in big-time trouble.

Let's face it,they're looking after their own butts. Can't blame 'em.
Philo Skinner, 2007-05-31 03:17:42

Hey Rick- Labatt has had the rights to HNIC since 1998. It was only Molson's HNIC from 1988 to 1998.
Rich R, 2007-05-22 14:54:42

Just use common sense when you're drinking.

Society is taking everything away from people.

A smoking shelter was built at a place where I work - specifically for SMOKERS.

Now, we can't use it because it has a roof - ridiculous.

It just seems that society is becoming more big brother.

Let people make the decisions for themselves - quit taking away personal freedoms.
Gordon S., 2007-05-19 19:07:03

A professional athlete is part of a daily business, just like you and me. My employer does not make alcohol available to me for pleasure at day's end. How should it be different for anyone's livelihood?

So much about this habit is based on tradition, not because it makes good sense. And, it's not about fairness to the player majority, but rather for concern of the 1-2 guys who live on the edge most times. So, in summary, this is not something to propagate from a management viewpoint. If a team wants to make it their policy not to encourage, no one should argue the upside.
Mel Auten, 2007-05-19 16:15:43

As a coach of thirty years I rue the fact that professional sports is the primary advocate for alcohol, undeniably the single greatest detriment to the lives of those I have had the privilege to coach. When I grew up it was Hockey Night in Canada, not Molsen's hockey Night in Canada. It belonged to us not the breweries.
Rick, 2007-05-19 15:43:01

Of course they should be allowed to, they are grown men. There is nothing wrong with having a cold beer or two after a game, I am pretty sure we have all done it ourselves in pick up leagues we have played in. But there should be a limit to how much alcohol they can have, they are still role models whether they like it or not to younger people. I am assuming this is in regards to the pitcher that had a few drinks and they died in a car accident on his way home.

We all know that you have to drink within your own limits and to call a friend or take a cab if you think you aren't capable to drive.

Go Sens Go !!!!!!!!!
Jimmy, 2007-05-19 11:46:27

Beer and sports for the athletes go together, but times have changed.

Unfortunatley the laws are now such that if an athlete gets drunk, in an accident, and it is proven that he had even one drink on the team (say the rest were at a bar), the team would still be liable.

The athlete could sue the team for damages, and so people in any other cars he hit. Based on recent cases, the team would lose.

This has nothing to do with "a players right", or whether he is "of legal drinking age"

It's about the liability the team takes on by allowing it. Providing alchohol to players, professional or amateur has to stop. Thats what pubs are for
Dieter, 2007-05-19 11:01:01

Are they legally allowed to drink? Jeez, is this the type of thing people should really care about?
Dave, 2007-05-19 10:35:27

Beer or any other spirits should never be part of sports. With the pressure these players have to contend with it may turn into a problem they don't need.
linda, 2007-05-19 10:06:03

Come on....Of course they should be able to,they are adults aren't they??? There are bigger concerns in the world today, than if an athelete can have a beer after a game!!!
Bob Clark, 2007-05-19 09:36:11

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