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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.

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41 Responses to “Fan in serious condition after jump from third level during Raiders game”
  1. clayme52 says: Dec 7, 2012 1:55 AM

    It is getting sad how often this happens, be it a fall or a jump. I hope for a speedy and full recovery.

  2. lennydpocketqb says: Dec 7, 2012 1:59 AM

    Jumped? Himself? Did this guy try to kill himself at a Raiders game? What is wrong with people today?

  3. 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.

  4. sourdough says: Dec 7, 2012 2:17 AM

    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!

  5. bigbadal21 says: Dec 7, 2012 2:30 AM

    Bob Costas says if we did not have football games this fan would be ok.

  6. monkeyhateclean says: Dec 7, 2012 2:49 AM

    One simply cannot protect people from themselves.

  7. ibreathefootball says: Dec 7, 2012 2:56 AM

    I’ll pray for him in his life physically and mentally!

  8. larryboodry says: Dec 7, 2012 3:03 AM

    Amazing that he survived…I hope he will pull through.

  9. 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

  10. steelersownyou says: Dec 7, 2012 3:22 AM

    I would jump too, if I was a raiders fan.!!!

  11. larondontlikeugly says: Dec 7, 2012 4:08 AM

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

  12. millytone0621 says: Dec 7, 2012 4:35 AM

    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!

  13. lawyermalloy says: Dec 7, 2012 4:40 AM

    Not to take away from the very serious nature of the guys injury;I’m wondering if alcohol played a part in this?

  14. gadzod says: Dec 7, 2012 4:51 AM

    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.

  15. seabronco says: Dec 7, 2012 4:57 AM

    He must have had a vision of the final score. A

  16. hoopieguy says: Dec 7, 2012 5:07 AM

    He jumped? He didn’t “fall”? What the heck. Why would you do that?

  17. AlohaMrHand says: Dec 7, 2012 5:12 AM

    Lots of Raider fans will be trying to jump off the top deck if they don’t get any better

  18. dangeralert says: Dec 7, 2012 5:14 AM

    Watching the Raiders play can’t be THAT bad.

    Seriously though, I hope this guy has a safe and speedy recovery. Society needs him.

  19. uwachampion says: Dec 7, 2012 5:15 AM

    What an idiot…

  20. rams1999 says: Dec 7, 2012 6:01 AM

    Maybe it was a depressed Raider fan. I would have also jumped.

  21. 1uniquename says: Dec 7, 2012 6:52 AM

    I can only imagine the amount of comments that will compare this and the raiders season.

  22. EJ says: Dec 7, 2012 7:06 AM

    I wonder why so many people have been getting hurt lately.

  23. randygnyc says: Dec 7, 2012 7:18 AM

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

  24. nagidac says: Dec 7, 2012 7:37 AM

    I’m going out on a limb here on my prediction: it was a drunk young male.

  25. dkrauss93 says: Dec 7, 2012 7:38 AM

    Damn, that’s extremely sad. Did he jump or did he fall or get pushed? Regardless, I hope this guy makes a speedy recovery.

  26. alewatcher says: Dec 7, 2012 8:14 AM

    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

    ————–

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

  27. h3min1230 says: Dec 7, 2012 8:57 AM

    @ sourdough

    Wow dude, really?

  28. damagecontroller says: Dec 7, 2012 9:06 AM

    Is this the new thing for people to do at NFL games now…? What is this, the 3rd or 4th incident in as many games?!

  29. slatetundra07 says: Dec 7, 2012 9:29 AM

    The guy decides to jump…no sympathy from me.

  30. 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?

  31. voiceofrealism says: Dec 7, 2012 10:34 AM

    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?
    ——————————————-
    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.

  32. firstclasspack says: Dec 7, 2012 10:41 AM

    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.

    _________________________________

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

  33. tjacks7 says: Dec 7, 2012 10:46 AM

    The Raiders are pretty bad but they’re not THAT bad. Geez.

  34. 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.

  35. gdive says: Dec 7, 2012 11:21 AM

    This is why Chad Greenway’s alcohol rant was pure lunacy. If you say someone will do it.

  36. cowboycjn says: Dec 7, 2012 12:21 PM

    Raiders that bad this year?? Heck the game had not yet started – guess he was anticipating a loss.

  37. Nickstixx says: Dec 7, 2012 12:49 PM

    @BigBadAl21
    Coming through with quite possibly the best comment of the year! I like it.

  38. db105 says: Dec 7, 2012 1:02 PM

    Not a bad way to thin out the herd.

  39. calibear831 says: Dec 7, 2012 1:34 PM

    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

  40. larryboodry says: Dec 7, 2012 2:21 PM

    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?

  41. commitment2excrement says: Dec 7, 2012 8:51 PM

    Guys no need to jump off the rails at some of these heartless comments. We all understand the gravity of this situation…

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