Sports photographers on the sidelines of games sometimes find themselves a little too close to the action. One NFL photographer had an unexpected meeting with the quarterback recently, and the clip of what happened quickly went viral online.
During the game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens on October 6th, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson got shoved out of bounds and straight into photographer Shelley Lipton.
Instead of hurrying back onto the field, Jackson immediately walked back to Lipton and gave her a helping hand up from the turf.
I’ve been on the sidelines of an NFL game as the “protector” of an NFL Films camera guy and it was terrifying. I’m a big guy but NFL players are huge and heavily armoured. Good to hear this shooter was OK and got the shot.