CANON CITY, Colo. (CBS4) – A man currently incarcerated at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Canon City filed a suit against the NFL for nearly $89 billion.
Apparently a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan, CBS partner CBSDFW.com reported that Terrance Hendrix is suing for the overturned Dez Bryant catch in the NFC playoffs game against the Green Bay Packers.READ MORE: Denver Public Schools Requires Masks For All Students, Staff While Indoors
The controversial play arose in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ 26-21 loss to Green Bay. It was initially ruled a catch on the field, but after video review, officials overturned it and said Bryant did not complete the catch.
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In his lawsuit, Hendrix writes, “The plaintiffs did suffer a true injury in fact when the respondents did commit a fraud when they performed a gross negligence by and through a ‘video reversal’ of an outstanding 31 yard pass reception by Dez Bryant #88.”
The handwritten suit goes on to say that Commissioner Roger Goodell and referee Gene Steratore, who is VP of officiating Dean Blandino, were “wrong,” as shown by all evidence–both video and photograph.READ MORE: Kyle Vinson, Man Injured In Violent Aurora Police Arrest, Doesn't Understand Why He Was 'Brutalized'
If the play had stood its original rule, the Cowboys would have possessed the ball at the one-yard line and had an opportunity to take the lead.
That would have unmistakably become a touchdown and given Dallas the lead, according to Hendrix: “The Cowboys offense would have perfectly created an ‘autobahn’ for DeMarco Murray to drive into the endzone for the score and victory.”
Instead, the Packers got the ball.
The suit specifically seeks the Brobdingnagian sum of $88,987,654,321.88 in damages. It begins and ends with the number ’88,’ alluding to Cowboys star Dez Bryant #88, who Hendrix refers to numerous times throughout the lawsuit.
He states the money is owed to “all the cheerleaders, fans, of and all people in or from the sovereign Republic of Texas,” and seeks to move before court within 35 days.MORE NEWS: We're Only 31 Days Away From The Anniversary Of Denver's Earliest Snow On Record
The NFL has yet to respond as officials deal with another legal issue.