Fan in serious condition after jump from third level during Raiders game

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Right as the Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos were getting set for kickoff on Thursday night, a fan jumped from the third level of the O.co Coliseum.

According to Katie Nelson of the Oakland Tribune, the fan jumped shortly before the scheduled kickoff time of 5:30 p.m. PT. The person was taken by ambulance to the hospital and is listed in serious condition according to Oakland police.

The identity of the person has not been released.

The Raiders released a statement on the incident via NBC Bay Area. “While we do not yet have any information beyond that which has been publicly reported, our thoughts and prayers are with this gentleman and his family and friends.

41 responses to “Fan in serious condition after jump from third level during Raiders game

  1. what is going on with incidents of fans either falling or jumping off the stands…prayers go out to this guy and I hope he survives, NFL needs to provide more security at all nfl stadiums to ensure 100% safety for all fans.

  2. Wow, sad. I heard it was joetoronto. I’m going to miss joetoronto.

    Ok, I won’t miss really miss joetoronto. I actually never thought joetoronto would be a jumper. Figured him for a cutter. Go figure.

    Just lose, baby!

  3. What is going on with all these staff workers , players, and fans! Just because your team is having a horrible season, doesn’t mean you don’t have the draft to look forward too #cmonman

  4. When is it going to become mandatory that all Cali-based football fans are required to wear helmets and body amour to games?

  5. No matter the issue with this person prior to his fall, my thoughts and prayers are with him, his family and loved ones. May this tragedy be a simple lesson for him and not his final decision. God bless this family in Jesus name, Amen!

    Also praying for the NFL as a whole, two weeks of craziness has left me as a fan very sad!

  6. Never used to hear about this 10+ years ago. This is now the 2nd or 3rd time in a week now? It’s not like alcohol in the stadiums being some new thing. It’s been around for a LONG time. I’m really starting to believe that it’s the generation. This doesn’t really happen in Europe, it didn’t happen 10+ years ago, and alcohol has been around longer than we can date human history. Most of these stadiums have been around a long time, so it’s not an issue of safety. I just think the people these days are less conscious of their surroundings, or…..they are just idiots.

  7. Some fans take their teams far too seriously. Actually, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often in Philly.

  8. fcrraptor720 says: Dec 7, 2012 3:10 AM

    What is going on with all these staff workers , players, and fans! Just because your team is having a horrible season, doesn’t mean you don’t have the draft to look forward too #cmonman

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    The Raiders traded away most of their draft picks, so not much to look forward to there.

  9. Andre’s Johnson says:Dec 7, 2012 9:45 AM

    Just a questions (not a suggestion):

    Is it time to eliminate alcohol from NFL stadiums?
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    Of course not. If that was the case, they should ban driving. Many more are hurt in auto accidents than are hurt in stadiums due to alcohol. There are rules already against being out of control drunk.

  10. daknight93 says:
    Dec 7, 2012 2:09 AM
    what is going on with incidents of fans either falling or jumping off the stands…prayers go out to this guy and I hope he survives, NFL needs to provide more security at all nfl stadiums to ensure 100% safety for all fans.

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    What is the NFL supposed to do? Have 80,000 security guards at each game so every fan has their own personal bodyguard.

  11. The amount of classlessness in this thread is amazing.

    This is someone’s life you’re making a joke of.

    I, personally, hope for his speedy recovery, and do not consider someone’s serious injury a joking matter.

  12. I’ve been.up on the 3rd deck ofthe.coliseum , the safety rails up there only go waist high one wrong accidental push n you’ll go.down. wouldn’t be surprised if that’s what happened in.this situation

  13. slightlyhyphy says: Dec 7, 2012 11:05 AM

    “The amount of classlessness in this thread is amazing.

    This is someone’s life you’re making a joke of.

    I, personally, hope for his speedy recovery, and do not consider someone’s serious injury a joking matter.”

    You are absolutely correct…And aside from all the stupid comments, what’s with all the ‘thumbs down’ for posts wishing the guy a full recovery?

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