NFL Wants Full-Body Patdowns at Stadiums This year, it's from the 'ankles up' By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Sep 15, 2011 6:14 PM CDT 36 comments Comments In this Aug. 27 photo, a stadium security officer pats down a fan before a preseason NFL game in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) (Newser) – Airline passengers aren't the only ones: The NFL is telling all teams to pat down fans from the ankles up before they enter stadiums, reports USA Today. In previous seasons, fans endured patdowns only from the waist up. The league's "enhanced" security procedures come as a Cowboys fan allegedly snuck in a Taser to last weekend's game and zapped three Jets fans. For a kinder, gentler story about football fans, click here.