Rob Hopkins, the man who fell from the third deck onto the second deck during a Buffalo Bills game on Sunday, was fortunate not to lose his life.
However, he is losing several other aspects of it.
Hopkins was seen sliding down a safety rail in the 300 level before he fell 30 feet onto a spectator in Ralph Wilson Stadium. He reportedly sustained a shoulder injury, while the person he fell upon received a head injury.
According to WKBW.com, Hopkins worked for Eric Mower and Associates in Buffalo, but the company released a statement on Tuesday saying he was no longer an employee.
"EMA is very concerned about Sunday’s incident at the Buffalo Bills' game and we are relieved that the injured were released from the hospital. Rob Hopkins is no longer employed by EMA."
Although Hopkins no longer has that job, he is free from worrying about how he will purchase tickets to Buffalo’s next home game.
He has been banned from Ralph Wilson Stadium, according to a press release by the Bills on 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."
With those two annoying aspects of Hopkins’ life gone – employment and watching a Bills game in person – he can now focus on the possible criminal charges that might be filed against him. That might not be anything compared to the potential lawsuit Hopkins faces from the person he injured.
Hopkins has fallen ... and he cannot get up.
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