PFT: York suggests 18 games could curb fights

August 22, 2011, 5:33 pm
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Aug. 21, 201149ERS PAGE 49ERS VIDEOMichael David Smith

After his teams preseason game with the Raiders was marred by fan violence, 49ers owner Jed York suggested that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodells proposal to shorten the preseason and expand the regular season would make fans safer.

York said today on KNBR (via the Sacramento Bee) that the fan violence that marred Saturdays game at Candlestick Park is one reason to support reducing the preseason to two games and expanding the regular season to 18 games.

I think when you have a preseason game, when you dont have your regular-season ticket holders coming to a game, I think that plays a big factor into it, York said. I think thats another reason why the NFL is looking at, you know, trying to revamp the preseason schedule.