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Matt Stafford To Cover Hospital Bill, Replace Cameras For Photographer Who Fell At Rams Super Bowl Rally

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and the team said they would cover the hospital bill for a photographer after she fell off the stage during the team's Super Bowl rally Wednesday.

Video Shows Matt Stafford Turning Back On Photographer After Fall At Rams Super Bowl Rally
Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford and photographer Kelly Smiley at the Rams Super Bowl rally outside Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 16, 2022. (media pool feed)

Stafford, his wife Kelly, and the Rams released a joint statement saying, "We have been in communication with Kelly Smiley since yesterday's incident and we are sorry for what happened. As we told Kelly, we will be covering all her hospital bills and replacing her cameras. We wish her a speedy recovery."

The video, which has made the rounds on social media, shows the photographer, identified as Kelly Smiley, falling off the podium while holding her camera a little after the rally had concluded outside Veteran's Memorial Coliseum early Wednesday afternoon.

In the clip, Stafford turns away and takes a drink of water as his wife, Kelly Stafford, expresses a look of shock at the fall, and then trots over to check on Smiley.

Smiley posted to her Twitter account that she suffered a fractured spine.

A GoFundMe page set up to help pay her medical expenses had raised over $21,000 as of Thursday.

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