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Incarcerated Cowboys fan files $88,987,654,321.88 lawsuit against NFL


Dallas Cowboys fans were understandably outraged over the controversial overturned call that went against them during the team’s Jan. 11 divisional playoff game against the Green Bay Packers a few weeks ago.

Some clearly are unwilling to let it go, as a report indicates one irate Cowboys fan has filed an absurdly pricey lawsuit against the NFL in light of the disappointing outcome of the game, seeking nearly $89 billion in damages, according to WFAA-8 in Dallas.

Terry Hendrix, currently an inmate incarcerated at Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City, Colo., says in his handwritten lawsuit filed Wednesday that he is serving as counsel for “Dez Bryant, all Dallas Cowboys fans and all people in or from the sovereign republic of Texas.”

He is seeking the approximately $89 billion in damages in compensation for, but not limited to, “negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and also reckless disregard.”

The specificity of the amount Hendrix is seeking is what makes his lawsuit so compelling. The disgruntled Cowboys fan is asking for a monetary award of $88,987,654,321.88. The two 88s presumably are in tribute to Bryant’s jersey number while the remaining numbers between the 88s simply are countdown of digits from nine to one in backwards order. A nice touch, indeed.

Hendrix writes in his filing that the video review and subsequent reversal constitutes “fraud” involving gross negligence” that caused “true injury” to the Cowboys.

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

Colorful legalese, to say the least.

Terry Hendrix NFL Lawsuit

The controversy of course involves how officials overturned an acrobatic catch by Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant late in the game near the goal line, an obviously pivotal play, on 4th down. Given the Cowboys were only down by five points at the time, the presumption was that the catch ultimately may have given Dallas the lead (although Green Bay likely would have still had plenty of time on the clock to score as well).

After initially ruling it a catch, officials overturned the call on the field, transferring possession to the Packers and the rest, as they say is history.

Regardless of the tall odds stacked against him, Hendrix hopes to appear before the court within 35 days. He also filed an application along with his lawsuit seeking permission to proceed without paying the requisite filing and other assorted court fees.

It’s possible the court may allow it. After all, the Plaintiff might just have a whopping $88,987,654,321.88 coming his way…