Hurts was not injured after a few people nearly fell on him as a railing at FedEx Field gave way.
PHILADELPHIA – Jalen Hurts asks the Washington Football Team to take action after narrowly escaping the damage when fans fell into the hallway leading to locker rooms because a railing from the FedEx Field he relented as the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback walked into the tunnel.
Hurts dodged the railing and calmly helped some fans to their feet. Mark Tenally, photographer of The Associated Press who was standing under the railing, was injured and treated by medical personnel.
The team said in a statement: “To our knowledge, everyone involved was offered a medical evaluation on the spot and left the stadium of their own free will. We are very happy that no one appears to have been seriously injured. The safety of our fans and guests is of the utmost importance and we are investigating what happened. “
Hurts sent a letter to the NFL and to the team: “I am writing to ask what follow-up is being considered.”
“I tried to handle the situation with a lot of poise and show compassion for the people who fell, really, but it could have been a lot worse,” Hurts said Tuesday. “I didn’t realize it until after the fact, having time to reflect and think about it, so I just wanted to see what could be done to make sure it doesn’t happen again. That’s all that really matters to me. It’s a very tragic incident and it could have been much, much worse, but I don’t want it to happen again. “