Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly Stafford, have reacted to their terrible reaction to photographer Kelly Smiley’s fall from the stage of the Rams’ Super Bowl celebration.
According to Total Pro Sports, the Rams and the Staffords released a joint statement, and according to them, they plan to cover Smiley’s medical bills and help replace her broken cameras.
Matthew Stafford and his wife, Kelly, are finally addressing their reactions to Kelly Smiley’s fall from the stage of the Rams’ Super Bowl celebration. Video of the incident went viral, mostly because Stafford quickly walked away after watching Smiley fall.
“Matthew looked at me and said, ‘Check her please,’ and turned around,” Kelly said on her podcast, The Morning After.
The Los Angeles Rams star qb was also apologetic and said he had reached out to Smiley after the fact: “That obviously happened really quickly and suddenly and unexpectedly, and I wish I had a better reaction in the moment. I didn’t. I apologized to her for that. But I’m glad that all in all she’s doing all right.”
Unrelated to all this, after the Staffords and the NFL announced they would be paying all of Smiley’s medical bills, people on social media found a slew of his old racist tweets where she liked to say N*gga a lot, took some shots at Asians, and gay people. Once that was exposed, Smiley didn’t apologize for any of those tweets. She just locked her Instagram page and deleted her Twitter account.
Her GoFundMe, which I am sure some black, gay, and Asian people donated to, had made it up to $46k before she stopped taking donations.
The NFL nor the Staffords have spoken out about the racist tweets. I don’t think that would change them helping for her medical expenses, but still something they probably should be aware of.
Flip to the next page for Smiley falling off stage and the old n*gga tweets.