Apr 15, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Jason Hartmann (USA) near the 19 mile marker during the 2013 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Bombs Rock Boston Marathon NFL Needs To Take Cautions


The Boston Marathon was rocked by two bombs of unknown design and origin and a rumored third bomb that was not detonated.  The event occurred about an hour after the first runners crossed the finish line and occurred near the finish line.

As of now 28 people have been injured and two deaths have been concerned.  One witness has said that there has been amputations and early video and stills showed blood stained sidewalks.

The federal government and local authorities have yet to divulge their thoughts on whether this is a domestic incident or an international attack.  Ed Davis, the Boston Police Commissioner has now just confirmed that a third “incident” occurred at a library.

The NFL has long flip flopped on stadium security and the degree to which fans are searched prior to games.  NFL fans have complained of frisking security checks and others have complained about infringements on their rights.  However, this episode again shows that fans and athletes are not safe in unsecured or lightly secured events.

The bombings today come one week before the NFL kicks-off it’s premier off-season event.  An event that welcomes fans into it for free.  The NFL Draft has become a huge draw and first come first serve basis for entry.  I am not at liberty to guess what kinds of security the NFL has for the draft because I have never attended but I can assure you that the NFL will increase security measures ahead of next weeks event.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who have been effected by today’s events.  For continued coverage go to CNN.com or view CNN “LIVE”.

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