Robert Hopkins, 29, is scheduled to be arraigned in Orchard Park Town Court on misdemeanor charges of assault and reckless endangerment following the Nov. 17 fall, which was captured on video.(BELOW)
Hopkins was seen sliding down a 300-level railing at Ralph Wilson Stadium and then toppling backward and falling about 30 feet into the 200 section. He landed on another fan. 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.”
According to a Rural Metro ambulance service report, the man who was hit by the falling man sustained a head injury. Hopkins sustained a shoulder injury
The accident occurred during the second quarter of Buffalo's 37-14 win over the Jets.
<< From Twitter, at left is a purported picture of Hopkins after the fall
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BELOW: The incident was caught on video and posted online to two different sites.
CBS inadvertently aired the incident in a wide shot from the far end zone,and another fan captured it on a cell phone
. (Warning: Video may be disturbing to some viewers.)
From CBS's Broadcast, via You Tube
A video of the fan falling, posted on Vine, can be seen below.