Trial begins for man who plummeted from railing at Bills game

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The trial for the man who fell from a railing and landed upon another man at Ralph Wilson Stadium has reportedly begun, with the railing rider facing misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor reckless endangerment charges.

According to The Associated Press, the prosecution alleges 29-year-old Robert Hopkins slid on a section of upper deck railing four times before losing his balance and plummeting to a lower level of the stadium, falling upon a 29-year-old man seated in the 200-level of the Bills’ home stadium in Orchard Park, New York.

The incident occurred during the Bills’ November 17 win vs. the Jets.

According to the AP, Hopkins could face as much as a year in prison if found guilty on both charges. Per the report, Hopkins’ lawyer contends the fall was accidental.