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Falling Bills Fan Opts For Trial

Orchard Park N.Y.- 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.


An Orchard Park Town Court justice has granted Robert Hopkins' request for a jury trial on assault and reckless endangerment charges. Jury selection is scheduled to start June 11.


Hopkins was sliding down a railing during the Nov. 17 game against the 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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