"Over the years, we've learned, and we know, that, given the way we play our games simultaneously ... it does present an attractive target, whether it's a terrorist group or a homegrown violent extremist that would want to act out," said the NFL's Miller, who also mentioned the more-recent possibility of someone seeking to avenge Osama bin Laden's death in May.
"From our perspective, while the 10-year anniversary does fall on our first weekend - and we're sensitive to that - if it didn't, we would still be sensitive, because we've been doing this since 9/11 of '01," Jeffrey Miller, the NFL's chief security officer, said. "Right after that happened, we put these things into place."
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