Fan Who Fell At Bills Game Fired From Current Employer

By Emma Koch - 21Alive
By John Borsa - WKBW

Fan Who Fell At Bills Game Fired From Current Employer

November 20, 2013 Updated Nov 20, 2013 at 11:11 AM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WKBW) - Law enforcement sources tell Eyewitness News that Rob Hopkins, the man who fell 30 feet from the stands of Ralph Wilson Stadium could face criminal charges.

Hopkins could be seen on the network broadcast of yesterday's Buffalo Bills home game, sliding down a safety rail in the 300 Level.

He lost his balance and fell onto a crowd of fans sitting in the 200 Level below.

One fan on the 200 Level was injured. Hopkins suffered a shoulder injury. Both men were treated and released at local hospitals.

On Monday, the Bills released a statement:

"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."

Erie County owns the stadium and leases it to the Bills.

Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz released a statement:

"By his actions, this individual has shown that he is a danger to himself and others, and we fully support barring him from future events at the Stadium."

Video of the incident has gone viral online and has been broadcast on television stations all over the country and around the world.

Hopkins was an employee for Eric Mower and Associates in Buffalo. On Tuesday, EMA released a statement saying:

"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."




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