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Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:09 AM

America as we used to know it is officially DEAD

Father kicked out of Cardinals game for having son hold his beer

There's an old joke about the last words of a redneck: "Hold my beer and watch this." While such beer-holding moments often lead to mayhem and the occasional grievous bodily injury, in many cases they're simply just matters of common courtesy ... until the cops get involved, that is.

Arizona Cardinals season-ticket holder John Coulter was at Saturday's game, and as one does, wanted to get a picture. Also as one does, he was holding a beer at the time. So he handed his beer to his 15-year-old son for temporary safekeeping. And shortly afterward, he received a visit from some undercover stadium police, who informed him that he had been serving alcohol to a minor and would be immediately escorted from the stadium and handed a citation for trespassing.

"I thought it was a candid camera joke, I really did,” Coulter told USA TODAY Sports. “We just watched the opening kickoff and I wanted to take a quick picture. I literally handed my son my cup and said hold my cup, I reached into my pocket, grabbed my cell phone, put it on camera mode and took a picture.”

"Providing alcohol to an underage person or an underage person in possession of alcohol is a Class 1 misdemeanor," Sgt. Wesley Kuhl of the Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control told USA Today. "The consequences could be up to, and this is a maximum, of two years in jail, $2,500 fine and three years probation."

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/father-kicked-cardinals-game-having-son-hold-beer-135221084.html

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Reply America as we used to know it is officially DEAD (Original post)
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 OP
d_r Aug 2013 #1
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 #2
Jackpine Radical Aug 2013 #3
dr.strangelove Aug 2013 #4
Art_from_Ark Aug 2013 #5
Yavin4 Aug 2013 #6
AnneD Aug 2013 #7
NoPasaran Aug 2013 #8
Wait Wut Aug 2013 #9
Blue_Tires Aug 2013 #10
DFW Aug 2013 #11

Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:31 AM

1. oh good lord.

cops have lost their mind.

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Response to d_r (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:44 AM

2. My dad would've been kicked out of almost every game today...

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Response to d_r (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 08:56 AM

3. I don't know if "mind"--singular was intentional, but it should have been.

The Cop Groupmind has gone insane.

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Response to d_r (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 09:07 AM

4. I have let my son taste my beer

guess I am going to serve hard time.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 09:13 AM

5. Wow-- zero tolerance is getting waaaaaaay out of hand.

Here in Japan, no one would think twice about handing a 15-year-old son a beer to hold while Dad took a quick pic of a sporting event

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 09:32 AM

6. I recall when kids use to mix drinks for their parents

Back then it was seen as a sign of respect.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 12:23 PM

7. Texas ia a bit more sensible....

Thanks to our German settlers I guess.

I gave my daughter increasing strength levels of alcohol at special dinners and occasions. On her 18th birthday I took her out for her first full strength beer. The results....I never had to worry about her in her teens. She would usually be the designated driver for her friends. When she was able to drive, I made her promise to give me a call if she became too drunk to drive. I promised that I would never yell or punish her for being human. I did not want her to have an accident or worse yet make a poor choice or have someone assault her. This point was brought home when a high school student she knew was gang raped after having too much to drink while out with someone she thought was her 'friend'.

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 12:48 PM

8. The Founders weep

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 01:06 PM

9. It was a Cardinals game.

They didn't miss much.

But, yeah...over the top and I hope the stadium/team extend some type of olive branch to the kid.

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Response to Wait Wut (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 01:11 PM

10. Cards = All the more reason for dad to buy beer and get piss drunk

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Response to Blue_Tires (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2013, 01:20 PM

11. Then it's false arrest

Coulter didn't "serve" alcohol to anyone. He asked his kid to hold his cup. He did not offer him the contents.

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