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Pro Football Zone:
According to CBS Houston, a 45-year old man fell to his death from a escalator at the Houston Texans preseason finale on Thursday night.
A 45-year old man attending the Texans preseason finale against the Minnesota Vikings fell to his death while horse-playing on an escalator at the Coca-Cola Gate near the northeast side of Reliant Stadium.
He was trying to slide down the outside of the handrail on the escalator when he fell three stories, landing on the pavement, police said.
He was rushed to Memorial Hermann Southwest.
The man, whose identity is still unknown to CBS Houston at this time, was said to be dead on arrival. Sources say the man had been under the influence of alcohol.
Houston Police are investigating what they say to be an “accidental death.”
This is truly sad since the mans death could have been avoided. Please be safe as you attend football games this season.
BEST OF MAXIM
The wait is over as the Houston Texans filled their 2012 practice squad, and there are some familiar names on the list.
Quick note on the practice squad.
Practice squad contracts are negotiable but the minimum is $5700/week & players live week to week. Can be released anytime
— David Canter (@davidcanter) September 1, 2012
Case Keenum, Quarterback...
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Running Backs (4)
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By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
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