Matthew Stafford’s consciousness would possibly’ve no longer been at an all-time prime all through the Rams’ Tremendous Bowl parade on Wednesday. He used to be captured chugging a bottle of Don Julio 1942 Tequila with a can of 805 Beer in his different hand. That’s the one reasoning for a surprisingly deficient selection that happened later within the festivities, as he became his again and walked away as a photographer fell off an increased degree whilst looking to snap a photograph of him and his spouse Kelly Stafford.
Kelly Smiley is the photographer slipping back-first off the degree, self-identifying hours afterward social media, mentioning she fractured her backbone within the fall. Smiley works for the Rams, Crypto.com Enviornment, Los Angeles Kings and Anaheim Geese, consistent with her Instagram. Moments earlier than the 10-foot plunge to the sidewalk, Kelly Stafford, status beside her husband, looked as if it would hand her telephone to Smiley to take a photograph of the couple. As Smiley is environment her ft, she falls out of the body of the reside circulate.
Matthew and Kelly’s quick reactions are the similar, each taking a look surprised. Then the Tremendous Bowl-winning quarterback mouthed, “Oh my God,” made up our minds it used to be extra essential to drink some water and stroll clear of the incident, quite than lend a hand. Kelly looked as if it would do higher than her NFL husband, strolling to the brink of the degree to test on Smiley, whose digicam apparatus additionally broke within the fall. After the tumble, the reside circulate pulls out to a large shot of the “Rams Area” degree earlier than slicing away.
Smiley stated on social media she spent Wednesday night time within the trauma middle of a neighborhood health facility, however she used to be “feeling good enough.” No replace about being discharged used to be to be had as of Thursday morning. A GoFundMe used to be began by way of an in depth buddy of Smiley’s to lend a hand quilt her clinical bills and change the broken digicam apparatus. Neither the Rams nor Stafford have commented at the incident.
Being under the influence of alcohol 3 days after the largest skilled success of your existence doesn’t excuse being an asshole or missing elementary empathy. And that’s a horrible search for Stafford, whose stardom within the Los Angeles sports activities scene is best rising. That’s how he treats a neighborhood photographer who works with the crew he leads? Do higher Matt.