Jalen Hurts Demands Answers From WFT, NFL

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Jalen Hurts wants answers.

A FedEx Field railing collapsed, sending metal and fans tumbling to the ground at his feet. There was even an alternate video which got released, showing a photographer kicking a man who had fallen.

The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback sent a letter addressed to the Washington Football Team and the NFL this week calling for action to ensure that a similar scenario doesn’t play out again.

“I am writing to inquire about what follow-up action is being considered in response to the near-tragic incident that took place at FedEx Field on January 2, 2002,” Hurts wrote. “As you are aware, many individuals, including fans, media personnel, and myself, were placed in a dangerous situation when portions of the FedEx Field tunnel collapsed. Although I was able to prevent the barrier from crashing onto me, that was not the same for others who could be suffering from lingering injuries.”

He asks both parties what preventative measures they plan to take moving forward.

“Through the initial shock, my first reaction was to assist those involved. However, while I displayed a calm composure, I understand the severity of what happened and am extremely concerned for the well-being of the fans and media. As a result, I would like to know what safeguards the NFL and the Washington Football Team are implementing to prevent this from ever occurring in the future.”

A WFT spokesperson said that team president Jason Wright received the letter and wrote Hurts back.

What he wrote was not made public.


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The incident occurred after Philadelphia’s 20-16 win as Hurts walked to the tunnel to the visiting locker room.

Props to Jalen Hurts for taking his time to demand answers from the WFT. And also staying cool and calm under pressure.

Who knew he was such an eloquent writer….


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