A prison inmate from the Fremont Correctional Facility in Colorado has made use of his free time by filing a lawsuit against the NFL.
His claim states that the NFL practiced “gross stupidity” and “loss of a Super Bowl,” along with fraud and gross negligence, by overturning a catch by Dez Bryant, essentially taking away any chances of winning the game and moving forward to the Super Bowl. The inmate, who wrote his claim by hand, is suing for the amount of $88,987,654,321.88, representing Bryant’s jersey number surrounding the numbers 9 through 1.
NBC Dallas-Fort Worth reported that Terrence Hendrix, the 51-year-old inmate, stated that referees Dean Blandino and Gene Steratore, as well as NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, are responsible for stealing the victory from the Dallas Cowboys.
“[They] 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 end zone for the score and victory.” That loss, he writes, constitutes the theft of a Super Bowl committed against the “hearts, minds and souls” of the players, cheerleaders, fans and all Texans.”
WTNH News 8 revealed more of the filing, sharing that Hendrix is attempting to get revenge over the Packer’s win by filing the suit, claiming the $88 billion would be shared among fans, cheerleaders, and all people in the Republic of Texas.
“For the theft from and the loss of a Super Bowl, against and upon the hearts, minds, and souls of, but not limited to: Dez Bryant #88, the 2014/15 on-field offense of and to include all cheeerrrrleaders, fans of and all people in or from the sovereign republic of Texas, we the respondent(s) file this our notice of intent to file suit against and upon these respondent(s) captioned herein for the sum certain amount of money $88,987,654,321.88.”
Although the case is likely to be thrown out before it makes it to a judge, Hendrix’s aim is to draw attention to the potential for bias in the referee’s decision. He simply hopes that Goodell will take a look at the current state of decision making on the field and implement regulations to prevent future blatant bad calls.
There are no current cases filed against Deflategate, however, time will tell depending on the outcome of the Super Bowl.
Do you feel Hendrix is in the right for making his claim, or should the situation be settled on the field next year?
[Photo Courtesy: NBC Dallas Fort Worth]