COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WNEW) — The student government association at the University of Maryland plans to lobby for the sale of alcohol at football and basketball games.

They say it would help curb binge drinking, but students think it will help more than that.

The recent deaths of pedestrians on Route 1 in College Park, which is lined with bars and liquor stores, have cast the spotlight on the dangers of alcohol at the university. However, students say the recent deaths and the potential sale of alcohol are mutually exclusive.

The majority of the students agree that the problems aren’t related, but some feel the timing of pushing for this is a little questionable.

“On campus in the stadium I think it would be a little safer if the students were to drink there instead of here by the bars,” said Natalie, a University of Maryland student.

Scott, a senior at the university, says he sees the issue from both sides.

“Well, they’re thinking that if you are just drinking beers at the game, you’re not gonna be doing anything worse at home or tailgates,” he said.

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WNEW’s Chuck Carroll contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.


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