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Bills fan pleads not guilty in stadium fall

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A football fan who slid down a stadium railing during a Buffalo Bills game and fell into the stands below has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges.Rob Hopkins was arraigned in Orchard Park Town Court on Tuesday.

The 29-year-old faces misdemeanor charges of assault and reckless endangerment following the Nov. 17 fall, which was captured on video.

Hopkins is seen sliding down a 300-level railing at Ralph Wilson Stadium and then toppling backward and falling about 30 feet into the 200 section.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MgwSj6c4uE

Authorities say he landed on another fan. Both men were taken to a hospital and later released after treatment.
 
Hopkins' lawyer says his client has apologized for what he called a simple accident. Hopkins was released without bail. He's due back in court on Jan. 28.
 

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