The Washington Commanders just cannot stay out of the court system.
Four Philadelphia Eagles fans who say they were injured last January have filed a lawsuit against the Washington Commanders. The incident went down at FedEx Field in Landover during a 20-16 loss against the Eagles on Jan. 2.
Fans gathered at the gates to greet players as they walked to the locker room. When Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts walked by, the railing collapsed causing multiple people to fall to the ground.
“Through the initial shock, my first reaction was to assist those involved,” Hurts wrote in a letter to the Commanders. “However, while I displayed a calm composure, I understand the severity of what happened and am extremely concerned for the well-being of the fans and media. As a result, I would like to know what safeguards the NFL and the Washington Football Team are implementing to prevent this from ever occurring in the future.”
Hurts even wrote an open letter to the Commanders afterward asking them to take action.
The team said in a statement: “To our knowledge, everyone involved was offered onsite medical evaluation and left the stadium of their own accord. We’re very glad no one appears to have been seriously injured. The safety of our fans and guests is of the utmost importance and we are looking into what occurred.”
According to a later report by ESPN writer Tim McManus, the fans said they did not receive any medical aid from Commanders personnel, who instead allegedly told them to get off the field.
Additionally, the lawsuit states, “At no time did any of the Defendants advise the Plaintiffs and others to avoid leaning against the railing. To the contrary, upon seeking permission from CSC employees/agents, Plaintiffs were directed and guided down to the railing area alongside of the tunnel. At no time did any of the Defendants inform, warn, or provide any information whatsoever to Plaintiff’s suggesting that leaning against the subject railing was a danger.”
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