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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Video captures fan falling from third deck at Bills game

11.18.13 at 8:09 am ET
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MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NFL: Patriots at Panthers, 8:40 p.m., (WCVB-TV, ESPN)
NHL: Bruins at Hurricanes, 7 p.m. (NESN)
NHL: Ducks at Penguins, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College basketball: Vermont at Providence, 7 p.m. (FS1)
College basketball: UNC Asheville at Duke, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Texas Southern at Texas Tech, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)
College basketball: Fairleigh Dickinson at Arizona, 11 p.m. (ESPNU)

AROUND THE WEB:

• Two men were injured when one of them fell from the third deck of Buffalo’s Ralph Wilson Stadium and landed on the other during the second quarter of Sunday’s Bills-Jets game.

The incident could be seen in the corner of the screen on the national broadcast of the game, and it shows a man sliding down a railing at the edge of the 300 level, then losing his balance and tumbling off the side about 30 feet to the section below.

An ambulance report indicated that the man suffered a shoulder injury that was not life-threatening. The man he struck suffered a head injury.

The team released a statement Sunday that read:

In the second quarter of this afternoon’s Bills/Jets game a fan fell from the 300 level to the 200 level and landed on another fan. Bills staff responded to the incident immediately and were soon joined by emergency personnel. Both individuals were then taken to South Side EMS inside the stadium and both were later transported to a local hospital for further observation. These are all the details we have at this time.

• For the second time in just over a year, NFL referees are being accused of verbally abusing a Washington player during a game. After Sunday’s 24-16 loss to the Eagles, Washington left tackle Trent Williams said he was called a “garbage [butt] disrespectful mother [expletive].”

“I just don’t think there’s no room for you to have to take that from the team and the refs,” Williams said. “I think it’s very unprofessional and it sucks. I’m at a loss for words. You never expect that as a player going into a game to have to beef with the refs also.”

Williams’ teammates supported his claim.

“I’ve never heard anything like that before in my life,” guard Kory Lichtensteiger said. “I don’t know what it was, but that guy came out with some kind of vendetta. I don’t have a lot else to say, but I heard that comment.”

A pool reporter asked head referee Walt Coleman about the incident, but Coleman refused comment and left the stadium.

On Oct. 28, 2012, Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall was ejected from a 27-12 loss to the Steelers after arguing with head linesman Dana McKenzie. Hall said McKenzie was “dishing it out just as much as I’m dishing it out.”

Jack Taylor is at it again. The Grinnell College basketball player, who scored 138 points in a game last year, netted 109 against Crossroads in Sunday’s 173-123 victory.

Taylor, who is averaging a ridiculous 90 points through two games, hit 24-of-48 3-pointers and 35-of-70 shots overall. The 5-foot-10 sharpshooter now owns the top two and three of the top five scoring performances in NCAA Division 3 history.

“We just wanted my shot to kind of come in the flow of the offense with catch-and-shoot type plays,” he told USA Today.

Taylor left the game with 5:32 remaining, but he said he didn’t think he could have broken his record had he remained on the court.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Nov. 18, 1997, the Red Sox acquired Pedro Martinez from the Expos for which two pitchers (one who was a player to be named later)?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The way I can sum up this game for myself is awful. I know that I can play better. I know this isn’t who I am or what I want to be.” – Jets quarterback Geno Smith, after committing four turnovers in Sunday’s 37-14 loss to the Bills

STAT OF THE DAY: 10 – Consecutive home losses for the Eagles before Sunday’s 24-16 victory over Washington at Lincoln Financial Field

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): In case you missed this incredible finish from Saturday’s Auburn-Georgia game, Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis scores the game-winning touchdown with 26 seconds left on a fourth-and-18 pass that is tipped by two defenders and falls into his hands.

Central Florida wide receiver J.J. Worton makes a diving one-handed catch of a bail-out pass from Blake Bortles for a tying touchdown with just over a minute to play vs. Temple. UCF added a field goal as time expired to escape with the win.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Carl Pavano and Tony Armas Jr.

SOOTHING SOUNDS: The late Hank Ballard, original singer/composer of “The Twist,” was born on this day in 1927.

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