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Video: Patriots Fan Attempts To Kiss Female Reporter During Interview

Patriots fan tries to kiss PointsBet reporter Erin Kate Dolan during interview.

Erin Kate Dolan

Reporting live from an NFL game should be a positive experience for everyone. Unfortunately, that wasn't the case ahead of Monday Night Football between the New England Patriots and New York Jets at Metlife Stadium this week.

Erin Kate Dolan, a reporter for PointsBet Sportsbook, was on hand for the game between the two AFC East teams. After an attempt to interview a male Patriots fan, he lunged to kiss her.

Dolan got out of the way, luckily, and it doesn't sound like anything worse happened here. She tweeted out the video, making it clear that while she tried to make light of the situation and not escalate things at the time, she was not happy about the incident.

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There is simply no place for this. Erin, and all other broadcasters, should never have to endure this type of behavior.

Until we can make sure this can’t happen again, we are not sending our reporters into situations such as these moving forward. https://t.co/WoFgLYmc84

— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) October 23, 2019

">put out a statement, quote tweeted Dolan's video. The company says it won't be putting its reporters in this position going forward.

"There is simply no place for this. Erin, and all other broadcasters, should never have to endure this type of behavior.

"Until we can make sure this can't happen again, we are not sending our reporters into situations such as these moving forward."

Given how the fan stumbles after his kiss attempt, it seems very likely that he was pretty intoxicated at the time. Obviously, that is no excuse. Plenty of fans find a way to both have fun before and during NFL games and other sporting events, without putting others' in harm's way. As her video report from the game, which does not include the fan from the clip above, shows, she had plenty of other normal interviews during the week.

Hopefully we can all use this as a reminder to respect others when we're out at games this fall.