Teeth Must Be Banned at Sporting Events

↵We can't fly with mouthwash, travel internationally with a Cat Stevens record or bring a wire hanger to an NFL game. So why are you allowed to bring your teeth to a Long Island high school basketball game? Teeth have proved more dangerous implements than any device listed above. I like to think this hoops fan was trying to alert us of safety concerns with regard to teeth rather than hurt anyone. Knowing is knowledge. ↵
↵⇥A Roslyn Heights woman is due in court on Tuesday to respond to charges that she bit a Roslyn High School employee on the arm and leg while he was dispersing a crowd at a basketball game. Shaquana Beamon, 20, of Linden Court, was arrested Thursday night after the alleged biting, which caused the victim to sustain bruising and swelling, police said. The victim, who was not named, refused medical attention at the scene, police said.
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↵⇥Another person, who was not been arrested, also punched the victim in the side of the head, police said. ↵
↵We cannot rest until teeth are banned from all sporting events. Obviously, Roslyn Heights police agree: the bitey woman gets arrested, while the person landing jabs to the head remains free. Teeth are obviously more dangerous than fists.
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↵H/T: Sports Rubbish.↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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