Matthew Stafford To Cover Photographer’s Medical Bills After Walking Away When She Fell off Stage
At the team’s Super Bowl victory celebration parade on Wednesday, Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford seemed to turn his back on a photographer who was severely injured following a fall off of the platform.
The woman was identified as Kelly Smiley, a sports photographer. She claimed on Twitter that she had injured her spine.
Although Matthew’s wife, Kelly, went to help the victim, the quarterback appears to turn and walk away before the camera cuts off.
Stafford could be seen drinking 1942 Tequila during the parade, and appeared to slur words at some points while speaking.
The video of the woman falling can be seen below.
UPDATE – The Rams and the Stafford family said in a statement that they will cover Smiley’s medical fees and camera equipment.
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