Man Who Was Tossed Over Railing at SoFi Speaks Out

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A man who was thrown over a railing during a brawl outside SoFi Stadium after the L.A. Chargers played the Kansas City Chiefs is speaking out. 

Video of the man surfaced showing him being tossed over a railing and falling 10 feet to the ground. 

“You don’t treat a human being like that, or are in your right mind to throw someone off a bridge,” the victim, Austin Willenbring, told KTLA’s John Fenoglio.  

Willenbring, 41, said he and his sister had just left the game and were walking across a pedestrian bridge to the parking lot. 

“I don’t know how wide it is, maybe an eight-to-10-foot bridge, but that’s a lot of people to put in a little area after a game,” he said, noting that a some point the crowd became restless. 

“I was holding onto my sister,” he said. “I felt us go right and from there, the gentleman grabbed me, and I tried to get away from him.”  

Willenbring suffered four fractured ribs, two on each side, a concussion, a busted lip and bruising in the chest and hip areas. 

Willenbring's sister chased after the man with her cell phone. The man tells her that he was hit first, but Willenbring said that's not so. 

“I never touched the guy, never saw him, never talked to him, and I know some say there was a drunken brawl. I’ve seen some stuff in the news,” Willenbring said. “There was no one drunk. I don’t believe he was drunk. I wasn’t drunk. I just know he freaked out because he said he got hit in the eye.”  

When police arrived, they told Willenbring's sister that they would go to jail that night if they filed a report, so they waited until Wednesday to file a report. 

“I know Inglewood is going to do an adequate job doing an investigation,” Willenbring said. “I want justice done for what was done to me. And no one should have to go through what I went through and am still dealing with, with pain and doctor’s appointments and missing work. And all the stuff that comes with the type of injury that I suffered.”  

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