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Added January 26th, 2015 by Ian
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Inmate attempts to sue NFL for $88 billion over reversed decision

NFL fans will be familiar with the infamous Dez Bryant catch/no catch incident during the Dallas Cowboys vs Green Bay Packers divisional playoff encounter which took place back on Jan, 11th. Wide receiver Bryant of the Cowboys was ruled to have made a catch on a late fourth-down pass, but the call was overturned after Packers’ head coach Mike McCarthy challenged it. Many fans felt it should have been ruled a catch, but according to a badly-written NFL, it looks like the officials technically made the right call.

The Packers ended up winning the NFC contest 26-21, but were then ousted out of the postseason a week later by the defending Super Bowl champions the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle will now meet the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl in Arizona on Feb. 1. One fan who isn’t happy with the ruling on Bryant’s incomplete pass is a man named Terry Hendrix, who just happens to be an inmate at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City, in the state of Colorado.

Hendrix, who is a huge Cowboys fan it would seem, has filed a lawsuit against the NFL for over $88 billion. Yes, that’s “b” as in billion and not “m” as in million. In fact the lawsuit is for an exact total of $88,987,654,321.88 and in it he names league commissioner Roger Goodell as a defendant as well as Gene Steratore, who was a referee in the game, and Dean Blandino, who is the vice president of officiating for the NFL. Hendrix wrote the long suit out by hand and said he was asking for the money due to breach of fiduciary duty, reckless disregard, and negligence.

Hendrix maintains that the Dallas Cowboys franchise and its fans were cheated due to the reversed call. Hendrix stated that the call was a “fraud,” it showed “gross negligence,” and it also resulted in “true injury” to the Dallas football team. Hendrix said if the play had been ruled a catch then the Cowboys could have won the game and moved on to the NFC Championship.

Hendrix wrote, “Dean Blandino, Gene Steratore, and Roger Goodell are wrong and have stolen a victory from the plaintiffs. The Cowboys’ offensive line would have perfectly created an ‘Autobahn’ for DeMarco Murray to drive into the end zone for the score and victory.”

Nobody really knows how Hendrix arrived at the odd sum of money, but Bryant wears number 88 for the Cowboys and the monetary value mentioned in the lawsuit starts and ends with the number 88. Hendrix said he is the counsel for Bryant, Dallas Cowboys supporters and all residents in or from the state of Texas. The lawsuit also requests for permission to have the case heard in court within the next 35 days, and Hendrix also requested that he isn’t charged any court fees.

 
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