Man Could Be Fined $2500 For Letting His 15 Year Old Son Hold His Beer While He Took A Picture
Every once in a while there is a story that makes me go think we as a society are getting a little too eager to catch people doing wrong. This is one of those situations!
John Coulter went to Saturday's Arizona Cardinals game with his 15 year old son. Great bonding experience. Before the game started, he wanted to get a picture. As we all usually do when holding a drink, usually a beer when in the stadium, we say to the person next to us, “hey can you hold my beer”. So he handed his beer to his 15-year-old son . No big deal, right? He took it right back and they continued to watch the game.
Then comes a couple undercover stadium police, telling him he would be kicked out of the stadium for serving alcohol to a minor! What? I am sure you are as shocked as I am!
Now, the consequences of this charge could be up to two years in jail, $2,500 fine and three years probation. These are the maximum penalties.
I don’t fault the NFL for implementing these policies, but is this taking things too far? I think so! Who hasn’t asked their 19 year old son to grab a beer from the fridge for them? Should I go to jail too?
Now, remember, the NFL has not commented, so we only hear Coulters side of the story. I hope he really wasn’t serving his son beer, but if this is the only thing that happened, then I think security is getting a little out of control!
What do you think?