Cowboys fan sues NFL for $88 billion over overturned Dez Bryant catch
Dez Bryant was robbed. So were the Dallas Cowboys and their fans.
Lots of people have thought so ever since officials overturned a spectacular fourth-down catch by Bryant during the Cowboys’ eventual loss to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs.
Well, now someone is finally doing something about this nefarious act. Terry Hendrix, an inmate in a Colorado correctional facility, filed a complaint in Dallas federal court Wednesday against NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino, referee Gene Steratore and Commissioner Roger Goodell on behalf of Bryant, Cowboys fans and “all people in or/and from the sovereign republic of Texas.”
The handwritten lawsuit asks for more than $88 billion “for but not limited to: negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and also reckless disregard.”
Hendrix alleges “fraud, theft and gross stupidity in the face of an undeniable catch” and says that Blandino, Steratore and Goodell “have stolen a victory from the plaintiff(s) because the Cowboys offense would have perfectly created an ‘autobahn’ for DeMarco Murray to drive into the endzone for the score and victory.”
He goes on to ask for $88,987,654,321.88 -- a crazy sum bookended by Bryant’s jersey No. 88 -- which, presumably, would be split among the plaintiffs. Divided evenly among the 26.4-million people who live in Texas, that’s $3,364.60 each.
And then you have to throw in all the Cowboys fans outside of Texas (they’re everywhere) as well as anyone who has ever lived in the Lone Star State -- they’re all plaintiffs too.
So, while Hendrix’s heart is in the right place, chances are whatever amount of money Cowboys fans are left with won’t make up for another disappointing end to a season.
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