NFL responds to congresswoman about unaccepted ID

November 30, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL sent a memo to the 32 teams to clarify what is valid identification after a man with a new District of Columbia driver's license was initially denied purchasing alcohol at a stadium.

A vendor at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, did not recognize the license and turned away Aninda Maitra, thinking the ID was from the country of Colombia. The vendor asked for Maitra's passport.

Maitra eventually got his beer, but Eleanor Holmes Norton, a delegate to the House of Representatives from the District, wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell about the incident.

Last week, the NFL responded to Norton, saying it has sent photos of the old and new DC driver's licenses to the clubs and directed them to ''share this information with their concession management teams.''



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