NFL Team Calls Off “DNA Day” for Fans–To Avoid Possibly Solving Baltimore Murders


From ESPN:

Ravens call off DNA Day as biotech firm talks to state

10:24 AM PT

Jamison Hensley

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore Ravens announced that they have rescheduled DNA Day about 2 1/2 hours before the kickoff of their home opener.

The Ravens had planned to give out free DNA test kits to fans as they entered the stadium. …

Fans would’ve been able to swab the inside of their cheek, drop the sample into a stadium bin and register with the company online. …

“The privacy policy stated that the company could keep any information obtained for as long as they wanted and they could share it in any way,” said Bradley Shear [Email him] a Maryland-based sports privacy lawyer, who reviewed the document. “Now imagine there’s a crime in the vicinity of the stadium and they give law enforcement the information from Ravens fans whose information was volunteered.”

Retired Ravens legend Ray Lewis probably doesn’t want anyone getting a copy of his DNA, just to be on the safe side.

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