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Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 19, 2022 02:43PM


His wife rushed to the edge of the stage and inquired about the status of the woman that fell. He takes a swig of water and walks away. The couple has now stated they will cover medical and camera expenses.

Video in the link.
[petapixel.com]

NFL star quarterback Matthew Stafford is being slammed on social media for his reaction to seeing a photographer fall off a high stage during the Los Angeles Rams’ Super Bowl victory parade and rally. The woman broke her back and her camera equipment.

The Rams held their victory parade and rally in Los Angeles on Wednesday after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in Super Bowl LVI on Sunday. During the festivities, a video stream caught a photographer shooting a smartphone photo of Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford. As she backs up for a wider view, she accidentally slips and falls backward from the platform that was about 10 feet above the ground.

In a video clip circulated on social media, Stafford appears to see the woman’s fall, mouth “Oh my God” to his shocked wife, Kelly, and then turn around and walk away while taking a swig from a water bottle.

The woman who fell was freelance photographer Kelly Smiley, who works as a photo editor for the NFL, NBL, and NHL. In a since-deleted Tweet published on Wednesday night, Smiley stated that she was okay but waiting in the emergency room for X-Ray results. She added that both of her cameras broke in the fall.




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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: February 19, 2022 03:04PM
That clip tells me all I want to know about the QB.

Maybe he married up.






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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: Acer
Date: February 19, 2022 03:09PM
Dude was in the midst of chaos of a Super Bowl celebration. I can't fault him if he didn't react precisely as the internet thinks he should have.
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: Mactel
Date: February 19, 2022 03:31PM
I read that he is paying for all of her medical bills
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: February 19, 2022 03:55PM
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Acer
Dude was in the midst of chaos of a Super Bowl celebration. I can't fault him if he didn't react precisely as the internet thinks he should have.

I’m not buying that.
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 19, 2022 04:11PM
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RAMd®d
That clip tells me all I want to know about the QB.

Maybe he married up.

No it doesn't. He's a good guy., He was massively drunk.
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: February 19, 2022 04:42PM
The wider video shows that whatever the event was over and people were just milling about. His wife hurried to the edge and interacted with those below that were adding the injured woman. The story does indicate the couple is helping with medical and camera bills. This is a very generous act as they did not cause this fall. I noted that in the prior post.



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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/19/2022 07:35PM by pRICE cUBE.
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: datbeme
Date: February 19, 2022 04:48PM
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vision63
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RAMd®d
That clip tells me all I want to know about the QB.

Maybe he married up.

No it doesn't. He's a good guy., He was massively drunk.

I'm not defending him because I don't know that you can. His reaction was pretty damming. But he was definitely smashed, and he barely saw it out of the corner of his eye. I'm not convinced he fully understood what happened.

Brady's tweet advising Stafford to "Mix a water in."
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: vision63
Date: February 19, 2022 05:17PM
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datbeme
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vision63
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RAMd®d
That clip tells me all I want to know about the QB.

Maybe he married up.

No it doesn't. He's a good guy., He was massively drunk.

I'm not defending him because I don't know that you can. His reaction was pretty damming. But he was definitely smashed, and he barely saw it out of the corner of his eye. I'm not convinced he fully understood what happened.

Brady's tweet advising Stafford to "Mix a water in."

When they put a mic in his face a little beforehand, he could barely speak. Completely wasted
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: d4
Date: February 19, 2022 05:51PM
"In a since-deleted Tweet published on Wednesday night, Smiley stated that she was okay..."

Sounds like she got some "advice".



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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: February 19, 2022 06:24PM
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When they put a mic in his face a little beforehand, he could barely speak. Completely wasted

Which is too bad. He was an event VIP; starting QB of the team everyone’s there to see. As he was undoubtably very aware, there were a ton of people there to see to his every need, not least of which was security.

He sees her fall and calls out, ‘Hey! Problem here! Somebody’s hurt!’, heads snap around, people jump to it.

He could have used his juice to turn ‘something going on over there’ into A Situation, getting handled. Unfortunately, he had a heat on and missed the opportunity to be a mensch.

He and the spouse are stepping up with a helping hand now, which is certainly better than a sharp stick in the eye.



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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: gadje
Date: February 19, 2022 07:55PM
who makes a stage that seems to be about 7-8 feet tall without a protection rail or something else to prevent falls like this? Where is OSHA?
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 19, 2022 11:34PM
It was a one time use platform erected outside the LA Colosseum, the QB was three sheets to the wind - it's doubtful her backward fall even registered.
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: February 20, 2022 08:01AM
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It was a one time use platform erected outside the LA Colosseum, the QB was three sheets to the wind - it's doubtful her backward fall even registered.
Except for the video that clearly shows it did.

There’s really no need to make excuses for him. Something bad happened right in front of him. He clearly saw it. He was just too sauced to give the best possible response.

@#$%& happens. It’s not like he was there providing security. Embarrassing, sure, but there’s no reason to think he was intentionally being a dork. Wrong time, wrong place.



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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: RgrF
Date: February 20, 2022 08:44AM
Being drunk isn't an excuse for anything. Being blasted explains why you notice little, in a previous life I've been there.
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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: davester
Date: February 20, 2022 09:44PM
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It was a one time use platform erected outside the LA Colosseum.

That's completely irrelevant. OSHA rules apply to all scaffolding and platforms.



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Re: Rams QB watches photographer fall off stage in front of him (breaking her back) and goes in about his day
Posted by: btfc
Date: February 21, 2022 05:38PM
“ OSHA rules apply to all scaffolding and platforms. “

I worked at several Super Bowls and helped erect many such structures. All engineering had to be preapproved, and all were extensively inspected before use.
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