70,000 Baltimore Ravens Fans Will Get A Very Unusual Gift At The Game This Sunday

Submitted by: fancylad 1 year ago in News & Politics Sports

Some sports teams give out free bobble heads, other teams hand out t-shirts -- the Baltimore Ravens are giving fans the opportunity to share their DNA with a private genetic testing company, according to The Baltimore Sun.

So this Sunday, the Ravens will hand out free DNA test kits to fans entering M&T Bank Stadium for the team’s home opener against the Cleveland Browns. When they leave the stadium, they'll drop off the cotton swab they covered with their saliva into bins placed outside the stadium exits. The team calls it "one of the most innovative events a partner has ever spearheaded."

What it seems like is that the Ravens front office and Orig3n are going to try and get 70,000 people in Baltimore to willfully give their DNA to a company that will sell that information everywhere, not to mention banking your DNA for a rainy day.
There are 8 comments:
Male 3,975
Why? Why would anyone even consider doing this?
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Male 215
I had my dogs dna tested and it prompted me to think about doing this, but the eqifax thing makes me say no maybe not.  I'm not a conspiracy person but in this day and age privacy is a difficult thing to maintain.   Is the company going to hold my data to be stolen later.  Will they sell it to my insurance company so they can deny me coverage for a cancer.   Just makes me think nah I'm not THAT interested. 
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Male 654
I'll only share mine with the cheerleaders.  Rawr rawr.
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Male 44,419
By coincidence my husband and I just sent off our DNA test kits. It doesn't matter what racial make up we have, but it would be interesting to know.  PLEASE GOD DON'T LET ME BE FRENCH!!!!
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Female 1,413
Gerry1of1 I actually did this too. I was pretty surprised with the results.Its interesting. I just figure we are all pretty much made with the different amount of the same ingredients. 
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Male 2,471
Wait a minute, Fancy. "

70,000 Baltimore Ravens Fans Will Get A Very Unusual Gift At The Game This Sunday "

They're bringing in 70,000 hookers so we can share our DNA?
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Male 21,741
scheckydamon Bring a stack of $20s!
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Male 503
What are Baltimore fans going to find out? That their ancestry comes from Cleveland?
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