An NFL photographer who fell off a podium at the Rams Super Bowl Rally in Los Angeles on Wednesday broke his spine, according to a GoFundMe page that raises money for its bills.
Kelly Smiley’s fall in Super Bowl heroes The victory celebration was recorded on video and some people criticized quarterback Matthew Stafford for his response.
Smiley fell while trying to photograph Stafford and his wife. The Rams quarterback turned and walked away while Kelly Stafford went to check on Smiley.
Smiley wrote on Instagram that she “feeling good” and added, “Thank you everyone for reaching out to us.” It did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.
The Rams said they were sorry for what had happened and that they and the Staffords would be responsible for Smiley’s expenses from the fall.
“As we told Kelly, we will cover all of her hospital bills and replace her cameras,” a team spokesperson told CNN. “We wish her a speedy recovery.”
a GoFundMe Page Created on behalf of Smiley with a goal of $30,000. According to organizer Tim Kothlow, “Kelly suffered a heavy fall off stage while covering the event, and fell into the hospital with a broken spine.”
A GoFundMe account has raised over $45,000.
CNN has reached out to the NFL for comment.
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