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Trial set for Bills fan who fell from stadium deck

Created: 04/11/2014 11:37 AM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

A jury trial has been granted to the Buffalo Bills fan who landed on another spectator after falling from the upper deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium while sliding down a railing.
    
Local media report that an Orchard Park Town Court justice on Thursday granted Robert Hopkins' request for a jury trial on assault and reckless endangerment charges. Jury selection is scheduled to start June 11.
    
The 29-year-old Hopkins was sliding down a railing during the November 17 game against the New York Jets when he tumbled about 30 feet to the section below and landed on a man, injuring the man's head, neck and back.
    
Hopkins' fall was caught on a stadium camera. He was fired from his public relations job and is banned from the stadium.





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