Both men injured when one of them fell on the other from the upper deck in Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday have been treated and released from the hospital, but the one who tumbled from the 300 level won't be returning to the stadium any time soon.
The Buffalo Bills today confirmed that that fan won't be allowed back into the stadium.
Video footage that has gone viral on several websites Sunday and today shows one of the men sliding down a railing on the side edge of the 300 level, before tumbling off and falling onto a group of people in the 200 level, injuring one of those people.
Both men were treated at the scene, then taken by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. They were released from ECMC early Sunday evening, authorities said.
An ambulance report from Rural/Metro Medical Services said that the man who fell suffered a shoulder injury and that the man he struck had a head injury.
The Bills today released a statement on the incident from team President and CEO Russ Brandon:
“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.”
Authorities have not released the names of the two men or any other details of the incident, which occurred during the second quarter of the Bills' 37-14 victory over the New York Jets.
The incident apparently was recorded by network television cameras covering the game. The video that has been posted on several websites shows the indistinct figure of a man sliding on the railing, then tipping over the side.
The Erie County Sheriff's Office said that a report on the incident would be issued today.