NFL Fan Dies After Fall at Acrisure Stadium During Steelers-Jets Game

by Dustin Schutte
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A fan attending Sunday’s game between the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers has died after a fall on an escalator at Acrisure Stadium. The Associated Press reported the news.

Per the report, a male spectator fell at around 4:45 p.m. ET, shortly after the game ended. Medical personnel tended to the person’s injuries on site. He was

The male victim died as a result of his injuries shortly after arriving at the hospital. His identity has not been revealed at this time. The Steelers released a statement following the news.

“We are aware of an unfortunate incident that occurred inside Acrisure Stadium today,” the statement read. “We are working with local authorities and helping their investigation into the matter.”

The Steelers also said they are “sending our thoughts and prayers to the guest’s family.”

Dallas Cowboys Mourn Death of Former NFL Player Gavin Escobar

Earlier this week, the Dallas Cowboys learned of devastating news involving a former player. Tight End Gavin Escobar was found dead in an apparent rock-climbing accident. He was 31.

The accident occurred near Idyllwild, California.

Escobar played five seasons in the NFL. The Cowboys selected the tight end in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of San Diego State. He played in 62 games for Dallas from 2013-16.

“Forever in our hearts,” the Cowboys said in a statement.

Current San Diego State head football coach Brady Hoke also released a statement.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Gavin’s family,” Hoke said in a statement. “I know his wife, Sarah, and daughters, Josey and Charlotte, were everything to him. Gavin was a great man, father, son and teammate, and will be deeply missed by all.”