Why can’t drones fly over NFL stadiums during games? This is what the law says
Joe Burrow was injured as the Bengals fell to the Ravens in a game halted for several minutes at the start of the fourth quarter due to a drone flying inside the stadium
Burrow injured his right wrist while leading his team on a go-ahead touchdown drive midway through the second quarter. Burrow bent over in obvious pain after throwing a 4-yard pass in the flat to Joe Mixon, who ran it into the end zone to put the Bengals up 10-7 with 5:49 left in the half.
The Ravens won the game despite losing tight end Mark Andrews to an ankle injury on their first drive.
Adding insult to the loss and the Burrow injury, the Bengals lost their top cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt late in the first half when he aggravated his quad on the Bateman touchdown as he slipped in the end zone with Odell Beckham also left the game with a shoulder injury on a Logan Wilson hit midway through the fourth quarter.
The game was halted for several minutes at the start of the fourth quarter due to a drone flying inside the stadium.
Drone interrupts action in Baltimore
By law, drones can not be flown within three miles of a stadium from an hour before kickoff to an hour after the final action at grounds that seat at least 30,000 people.
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) looks into all reports of unauthorized drone operations and investigates when appropriate, it said in a statement.
After the authorities found the operator of the guilty drone which interrupted the AFC North Championship game in Baltimore, he was ordered to immediately land the offending drone. The operator was unaware of the restrictions and did not have a waiver to operate the drone in stadium airspace during the game, the authority said in a statement.