An Atlanta Falcons fan was stabbed in the neck during an altercation outside the Georgia Dome following Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, Channel 2 Action News in Atlanta reported.
The victim, a 35-year-old male, was stabbed after punching a San Francisco 49ers fan, witnesses told Channel 2 Action News. After being punched, the 49ers fan stabbed the Falcons fan in the throat area, according to the report. The Falcons fan was transported to nearby Grady Hospital.
Georgia Dome spokesman Jason Kirksey emailed a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday saying an altercation occurred in a parking lot outside the dome at 6:40 p.m. ET.
Rick and Teresa Kaepernick were are at the Georgia Dome watching their son play in Sunday’s NFC championship but on their way into the stadium, the Kaepernicks saw an oversized display of a muscle-bound Falcons player giving a representation of their son a wedgie. They proudly posed next to it and then their son sent them tickets to watch him play in the Super Bowl.
After watching his team drop to 3-5 in last night’s 19-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was reportedly fuming. It didn’t get much better when he got down to the visiting locker room at the Georgia Dome and found himself forced to wait in the hallway.
“Jerry Jones just pounded locker room door because no one would let him in. It’s the angriest I’ve seen him all year. #Cowboys,” tweeted NBC5 sports anchor Matt Barrie.
Barrie’s tweet makes it hard to determine if Jones was locked out intentionally by coach Jason Garrett or members of the team’s staff or if it was a matter of security in a visiting stadium just not opening the doors quickly enough. But after losing a second straight game, especially on a day where they could have moved closer in the NFC East due to a Giants loss, Cowboys staffers should know better than to test the notoriously involved owner’s patience.
A 20-year-old fan from Tennessee was drinking alcohol before he fell to his death in the Georgia Dome and struck another man, who was injured, authorities said.
Isaac Grubb of Lenoir City, Tenn., was killed Friday night when he fell over a 33-inch railing and plummeted to the lower level of the downtown Atlanta stadium during the Tennessee-North Carolina State game. Grubb had been cheering Tennessee’s second touchdown when the accident happened around 8:23 p.m., said Frank Poe, executive director of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, which operates the stadium.
Grubb landed on a 34-year-old man in the mezzanine from Fort Mill, S.C., who suffered minor injuries.