Monday, November 18, 2013

Bills fan who nearly fell to his death has been banned from stadium


The Buffalo Bills fan who slid down a handrail, flipped backward, and fell from the upper to lower deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday has been banned from attending any future home games.

The fan who fell miraculously survived and suffered just a shoulder injury. Meanwhile, the fellow fan he fell on top of sustained a more serious neck injury as result of cushioning the blow.

"The irresponsible behavior that occurred at yesterday's game by the fan who fell from the upper deck is a violation of our Fan Code of Conduct and cannot, and will not, be tolerated," Bills' President and CEO Russ Brandon said in a statement issued on Monday afternoon.

"This individual will not be permitted back into Ralph Wilson Stadium. The vast majority of our fans who attend Bills home games at Ralph Wilson Stadium do so in a responsible manner and we continue to work diligently to eliminate those individuals who violate our Fan Code of Conduct from game days at our stadium. We are cooperating with the Erie County Sheriff's Office during their investigation of this incident and we want to extend our best wishes for a speedy recovery to the fan who was injured in the 200 level."

Moral of the story: Don't slide down handrails, folks. Especially not in the upper deck of a colossal football stadium. It's just not smart.


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