ESPN sky camera falls during Insight Bowl, nearly hit Iowa players (Video)

By on Dec 31, 2011 in Football, Sports, United States Comments

ESPN camera, nearly hitting Iowa
receiver Marvin McNutt Jr (#7)

Image Credit: ESPN video

An ESPN sky camera fell during the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Arizona on Friday, December 30, 2011, as shown in the video below; with no one reportedly hurt.

As noted at US news sites on Saturday, the ESPN camera dropped from above with 2:22 left in the football game between Oklahoma and Iowa and nearly hit Iowa receiver Marvin McNutt Jr.

That time, the score was 24-14 in favor of No. 19 Oklahoma and the game was delayed for about five minutes since the camera had to be dragged off the field. Oklahoma eventually won at 31-14.

Apparently, the 22-year old junior Iowa Hawkeyes football player got tangled with the wire of ESPN camera after it hit the turf and later bounced off around the 20-yard line of the Sun Devil Stadium.

While covering the event, the sports anchors noted that the expensive camera seemed to be like a Soviet satellite falling from the sky that could have hit anyone, with McNutt suffering only a minor scratch

ESPN sky camera, falling during Insight Bowl
Video Credit: Dailythunder/YouTube/ESPN

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