'Irresponsible' Bills fan could face charges

Footage from the Bills-Jets CBS broadcast. (Screen grab)

Footage from the Bills-Jets CBS broadcast. (Screen grab)

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, Last Updated: 2:59 PM ET

A fan who intentionally slid down a railing and fell from the upper deck to the middle deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium Sunday afternoon has been banned from attending future Buffalo Bills games and could possibly be charged, officials said.

In a statement released yesterday, Bills' President and CEO Russ Brandon said: "The irresponsible behaviour 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."

The unruly fan who fell and the man he landed on were immediately tended to inside the stadium before being taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released, authorities said.

Jeff Savidge, a witness to the incident, said he saw the fan land across the neck and shoulders of a man across the aisle from him.

"He kind of bounced off him and landed about two rows down on the ground," Savidge told the Associated Press. "I heard somebody scream from behind us, 'Oh my God!' or something like that."

The fan then got up unscathed and attempted to leave before security guards stopped him.

The incident was captured on video (below) during a commercial timeout at the end of the 3rd quarter.


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