The Cincinnati Bengals are cracking down on unruly fans in parking lots around Paul Brown Stadium.
The team said an expanded fan code of conduct this season will apply to eight parking lots it controls.
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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.
Favre's arm "fatigued'
Brett Favre fired a few duds in his fifth practice since joining the Jets, saying his rocket right arm is a bit tired.
”My arm's kind of dragging a little bit today,“ Favre said. ”It's not really sore, but just fatigued. To be honest with you, I'm surprised that, I don't want to say I feel good, that I've been able to make it through every practice so far.“
Favre is set to start Saturday's pre-season game against the Redskins.
”I didn't throw the ball that well this morning, underthrew some throws,“ Favre said. ”No pain, but I'm 38 years old. It's going to be fatigued a little bit.“
Bills kick off Toronto era
The Cowboys can have the label of being ”America's Team.“ The Buffalo Bills can go one better as far as punter Brian Moorman's concerned: How about, ”North America's Team.“
”Somebody's got to be North America's team, right? It might as well be us,“ Moorman said as the Bills prepare to open a five-year series of games in Toronto. The Bills' version of ”Northern Exposure“ begins Thursday, when they ”host“ the Steelers at the downtown Rogers Centre. The game will be the first of an eight-game series (five regular season and three pre-season), which runs through 2012, and will make the Bills the NFL's first team to play regular-season games annually outside the United States.
Buffalo will open the regular-season part of the Toronto series on Dec. 7, when it faces AFC East rival Miami.
Cardinals sign LB Moore
The Arizona Cardinals signed linebacker Brandon Moore to a one-year contract on Wednesday. The Cardinals released linebacker David Holloway to make room on the roster for the former San Francisco 49er. Moore had 22 tackles and 21/2 sacks last season and was cut by the 49ers earlier in the week.
Around the league
Browns: Rookie tight end Martin Rucker will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his knee and miss four to six weeks. Rucker twisted his knee during practice Monday.
Cardinals: Coach Ken Whisenhunt said first-round draft pick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie should play Saturday in Arizona's second pre-season game at Kansas City. Rodgers-Cromartie was carted off the practice field on Tuesday after suffering an ankle injury but was back on the field Wednesday.
Patriots: The team signed veteran cornerback Ade Jimoh on Wednesday. Jimoh played four seasons with the Redskins after being signed in 2003 as a rookie free agent. He signed with the Bears in 2007 but was placed on the injured reserve list in November with a broken collarbone.
Broncos: The team addressed its injury-riddled defensive secondary on Wednesday by signing 13th-year pro Tyrone Poole.