An inmate at a Colorado prison has filed a lawsuit against the NFL seeking more than $88bn in damages because of Dez Bryant's overturned catch, that cost them a spot in the NFC Championship, according to WFAA.
Yes you read that right, 88 billion dollars in damages because the officials in the Cowboys game against the Green Bay Packers made the correct call on a play.
Terry C. Hendrix is the man responsible for the suit. He is currently an inmate at Fremont Correctional Center in Cañon City, Colorado, and has named NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, referee Gene Steratore and vice president of officiating Dean Blandino as respondents in the claim.
Want to know what makes this even better? No, not the fact that it is completely mental. The lawsuit is completely handwritten.
Hendrix filed the suit at the U.S. District Court in northern Texas on Wednesday. He is complaining about how Dez Bryant's - which would potentially have won the game for the Cowboys - was overturned and ended up costing Dallas dearly.
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Trailing 26-21 with just over four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Tony Romo connected with Dez Bryant on a 31-yard pass that was ruled complete. While Packers coach Mike McCarthy dutifully challenged the ruling, it appeared from replays Bryant’s catch would be upheld.
Yet Steratore - the head referee - ruled that Bryant did not maintain possession through the whole of the catch and gave possession to the Packers on loss of downs, pretty much ending the game.
Fraud and Gross Negligence
The 51-year old Hendrix claimed the decision “fraud” and “gross negligence” that caused “true injury” to the plaintiffs and the “loss of a Super Bowl" despite the fact the Cowboys only would have gone to the NFC Championship.
“Dean Blandino, Gene Steratore, and Roger Goodell are wrong and have stolen a victory from the plaintiff(s),” Hendrix wrote. “The Cowboys’ offensive line would have perfectly created an ‘Autobahn’ for DeMarco Murray to drive into the endzone for the score and victory.”
Hendrix says that he speaks on behalf of Bryant, Cowboys fans and cheerleaders as well as everyone in Texas. You couldn't make this up.
This is one scandal i don't think Roger Goodell will need to worry himself about in all honesty.