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Fan Fall-out Continues; Lawyer Hired

The victim of a fall incident at Ralph Wilson Stadium has hired an attorney, but it's unclear who might be the subject of litigation. Buffalo lawyer Charles Desmond is representing the man and promises to contact the Bills to "see what can be done to prevent this from happening in the future."


29-year-old Robert Hopkins slid down a railing and toppled onto the other man following a free-fall from the upper deck of the stadium. Hopkins has sent an apology e-mail to the other man, saying of his actions “I assure you this is out of character for me.”

Desmond told WGRZ-TV his client is reluctant to be put in the public eye.  "It's been difficult.  He does not want to draw attention to himself.  He's got a good job, he's a nice young man.  He just wants to get better and prevent this from happening again and move on with his life."

The man has a visit today to a neurosurgical specialist for further assessment on his injuries.

The fan who fell has lost his job.

In a company statement, Eric Mower and Associates says, "Eric Mower + Associates is very concerned about Sunday's incident and we were relieved that the injured were released from the hospital. Rob Hopkins is no longer employed by EMA."

No word of if Hopkins will face charges in connection with the incident as the Erie County Sheriff's Office investigates.

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