Pardalis & Nohavicka Sports Events Law Update: Dolphins Fan’s Suit Against Buffalo Bills For Assault Fails
On November 15, 2012, Paul Wrobel was wearing a Miami Dolphins jersey while attending a Buffalo Bills/Miami Thursday-night game at Buffalo. When he arrived, he tailgated with his friends and had about five beers. A few minutes into the first quarter, he left his seat with his friends to use the restroom and buy a beer. About five minutes after returning to his seat he was struck in the back of the head by an unknown fan behind him. He then turned around and three unidentified fans jumped on him, punched and pushed down onto his back. The altercation lasted a few minutes and was broken up by fans and security. Three individuals were led away by security and ejected from the game.