Fan Falls From Stands Through Awning at NFL Game

It happened during cheerleaders' T-shirt toss
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2018 11:00 AM CST
Fan Falls From Stands Through Awning at NFL Game
A hole is left in the tarp that covers the Tennessee Titans player entrance to the field as fans watch the Titans play the New England Patriots in the second half of an NFL football game in Nissan Stadium on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.   (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

A football fan was hospitalized Sunday after falling from the stands at Tennessee's Nissan Stadium during the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. An NFL employee who witnessed the fall tells USA Today that as cheerleaders threw T-shirts into the crowd during the third quarter, one landed on the awning above the tunnel leading to the Titans locker room. "Next thing I saw was a guy falling through" the top of that awning, he says. Police say Thomas Carrico Jr., 37, lost his balance reaching for the T-shirt and fell over a lower-level railing onto the concrete below, WTVF reports. He was in critical but stable condition as of Sunday night. (There have been multiple fatal falls at this baseball field.)

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