And the NFL thought it had problems with DeflateGate.
An inmate/Cowboys fan (insert your own joke here) has filed a federal lawsuit against the NFL over Dallas receiver Dez Bryant’s controversial non-catch against the Packers in the playoffs.
Bryant’s grab was initially ruled a catch, but it was overturned after an instant-replay review.
A person in a correctional facility in Colorado was so incensed that he wrote out a lawsuit. He’s seeking more than $88 billion. Yep, billion. And 88 is Bryant’s number. Well, it’s actually $88,987,654,321.88.
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The suit is on “behalf of Dez Bryant #88, all Dallas Cowboys fans, and all people in/or from the sovereign republic of Texas...”
The defendants are the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell, the league’s director of officiating Dean Blandino and referee Gene Steratore.
No word on whether or not this person also filed suit over the controversial overturned pass-interference call that helped the Cowboys get past the Detroit Lions in the previous playoff round.
Obviously, this case is going nowhere, but it’s good for a laugh.
You can read it all here:
Hat tip: The Dallas Morning News.
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