August 15, 2013 4:49 PM

Bag ban gets its first test Friday night at Arrowhead Stadium

Bags or backpacks? Nope, at least for most of them. Women’s purses? Only if they’re no bigger than a hand. It’s all part of a new NFL policy that allows only tiny purses and clear plastic bags such as a gallon-size zip-close bag. It’s a matter of safety, said Brian McCarthy, NFL vice president of communications.

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