Fan's Fall From Deck at NY Stadium Caught on Video
Orchard Park, NY (WBEN/AP) Charges are possible after an unruly fan fell from the third deck of Ralph Wilson Stadium and landed on another man during the Buffalo Bills' game against the New York Jets.
The team says the man won't be allowed back into the stadium.
Video shows the fan sliding down a handrail in a seated position Sunday before flipping backward and falling about 30 feet into the stands below.
Erie County sheriff's spokeswoman Mary Murray says the fall is being investigated and charges may be filed. Police aren't releasing the men's names because of the investigation. A witness said both were conscious after the accident. Both men are out of the hospital.
Bills President Russ Brandon says in a statement Monday “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. 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.”