In the wake of the tragic attacks on Boston on Monday, the NFL has announced that they will reevaluate and beef up security at the 2013 NFL Draft later this month at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
“The NFL and its clubs have operated with a very high level of security since 9/11 for all of our games and events,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told ProFootballTalk.com on Tuesday. “For next week’s NFL Draft, we will review and enhance our already comprehensive security plans with the NYPD, Radio City and our private security partners. We will advise the public more specifically next week prior to the Draft.”
As Mike Florio of PFT points out, the draft has become a much larger happening over the past decade and now includes a heavily-attended, pre-draft red carpet event just outside of Radio City for arriving prospects--which, for obvious reasons, could present something of a challenge where security is concerned.
The Draft is set for April 25-27.
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