Super Bowl 2014: No alcohol allowed in locker rooms

Jan 31, 2014; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell addresses the media as snow falls inside the Rose Theater in advance of Super Bowl XLVIII. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

What do you see in an NBA or MLB locker room after teams have won a championship? Booze. And lots of it.

It’s become tradition for teams to crack open some beer or pop some champagne – but not in the NFL. The league simply won’t allow it so when the Denver Broncos or Seattle Seahawks celebrate winning Super Bowl 48 on Sunday night, they’ll be doing so without alcohol.

The league has a long running rule that doesn’t allow booze in their locker rooms and they have no plans to change that for the Super Bowl according to TMZ.

TMZ Sports has learned … unlike the MLB (or any other major sport), the NFL has a very strict policy against booze in the locker room … which means, NO POPPIN’ BOTTLES!!

A rep for the league tells us … the rule goes all the way back to the 1960s and the NFL has decided to continue to enforce it because it’s “not the right image” for the league.

TMZ also asked what would happen if a player or coach was to get caught smuggling in an alcoholic beverage, but were told ‘it doesn’t happen’.

Sounds like a mafioso response.

Topics: Denver Broncos, Seattle Seahawks, Super Bowl, Super Bowl XLVIII

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