Bengals expand fan conduct rules to parking lots

CINCINNATI — The Cincinnati Bengals are cracking down on unruly fans in parking lots around Paul Brown Stadium.

The NFL club says an expanded fan code of conduct this season will apply to eight parking lots the club controls.

Among the targeted behaviors are fighting, public indecency and drunkenness that results in ”rude or irresponsible behavior.“ Violators can be ejected, and could forfeit their parking passes and tickets.

The Bengals say bad behavior has been on the upswing across the league, and that they are trying to stay ahead of the curve in fan safety. The team two years ago launched a ”jerk“ hotline for reporting problems.

The club says it has expanded the jerk hotline this year to include text messaging for contacting game day security.