We have all had a moment of vertigo while attending an event at a stadium, that moment where you look over the edge of the railing and say to yourself that it would really suck to fall right now. The sad truth is that it isn't unheard of for somebody to actually fall and not just think about how much it would suck if that happened. The Denver Broncos and the Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium are the latest example of how that tragedy does indeed happen.
Jason Coy, a 36 year old man with 5 children, fell to his death after the Broncos-Texans Monday Night Football game. Reports are saying that Jason Coy was sitting on a stairwell railing when the accident occurred. The family insists that no heavy use of alcohol was involved in the incident, though it will be awhile before the Medical Examiners report confirms this.
In the aftermath of this tragedy, the Denver Broncos have released a statement and expressed their condolences to Jason Coy's family.
"The Denver Broncos are extremely saddened to learn that Jason Coy, the fan who fell over a stairwell railing at Monday night's game, has passed away. Along with Stadium Management Company, we extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends.
"Providing a safe, enjoyable environment for guests at Sports Authority Field at Mile High is the top priority for the Broncos and SMC. We're reviewing this tragic incident and will continue to maintain all necessary safety measures for our fans."
This is another in the very long line of sad moments that have happened at sports stadiums throughout the world. There is a GoFundMe page for the Coy family while they deal with the aftermath of losing their loved one. The page describes Jason Coy as a father, husband, provider and caring man.
"This family has lost an amazing husband, father, provider, and caring man. Jason's smile, laugh, and personality was felt by everyone he met. His family was his life, and while we cannot fill that loss, we can help ease the pain of the financial uncertainty that lies ahead."
I would just like to send my condolences to the family in this heartbreaking situation and to wish them well in the terrible process of grieving a loved one. There are no words for a loss like this, but I hope they can have a day where they can look back at their memories together without the crippling sadness that comes with grief.
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