The world is still dealing with the overturned call that took a big reception away from Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant. Many people are still very upset by the whole thing, and that includes an inmate who decided to file a lawsuit against the NFL for the overturned call, and it’s for $88 billion.
Fox Sports reported that Terry C. Hendrix has indeed filed the lawsuit against the NFL, and the amount isn’t just a random number. The $88 billion he is seeking was chosen because of Bryant’s jersey number of 88.
Hendrix names referee Gene Steratore, head of officiating Dean Blandino, and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in the lawsuit which claims fraud on part of the NFL. The lawsuit is being filed on behalf of Bryant, Cowboys fans, and “all people in or/and from the sovreign republic of Texas.”
The LA Times reports that the handwritten lawsuit actually asks for a grand total of $88,987,654,321.88 “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.”
Hendrix, an inmate in a correctional facility in Colorado, filed the complaint in a federal court in Dallas on Wednesday.
If the lawsuit against the NFL were to be won, the amount won would be spread evenly among the 26.4 million people who currently live in Texas. That would amount to $3,364.60 each.
That’s not even counting the Cowboys fans that live outside of the state of Texas. Also, don’t forget that the lawsuit also names anyone who ever lived in Texas as plaintiffs as well. That could lower everyone’s take a bit too.
Dez Bryant’s overturned reception brought an end to a drive that turned the ball over to the Green Bay Packers. The Packers ended up winning the game and heading to the NFC Championship game while the Cowboys went home.
The chances of this lawsuit ever seeing the inside of a courtroom are very slim, but Terry Hendrix felt like he at least had to try. The NFL is going to move on from here and the Dallas Cowboys will focus on next season. Dez Bryant’s “uncatch” will forever live on in football history, but it won’t win $88 billion.
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