The man who slid down a railing at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y., and fell from the upper deck into fans below has reportedly been fired from his job.
The incident at the stadium took place during Sunday’s game between the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets when Rob Hopkins lost his balance sliding down a railing in the 300 level and then crashed into the crowd below, according to The New York Daily News.
Obviously, Hopkins’ employer wasn’t thrilled that it was one of their employees who fell from the upper deck. WKBW reports that Eric Mower and Associates in Buffalo, which employed Hopkins, released a statement on Tuesday.
"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."
One fan in the 200 level of the stadium was injured, while Hopkins sustained a shoulder injury. Both were treated and released from local hospitals.
On Monday, the Bills released a statement announcing that Hopkins was no longer welcome at their home venue.
"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."
WKBW also notes that Hopkins could face criminal charges, according to law enforcement sources.