Many Dallas Cowboys fans were upset when referees reversed Dez Bryant’s apparent catch in the waning minutes of their NFC divisional round loss to the Packers. Now, one of them is taking (legal) action.
Terry Hendrix, an inmate at Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City, Colo., is seeking $88,987,654,321.88 in damages from the NFL following the replay reversal, reports Dallas news affiliate WFAA-8. On the contested play, wide receiver Dez Bryant failed to “complete the process” of a catch that would have set up the Cowboys for a potential game-winning score.
Hendrix filed a handwritten lawsuit, seen below, on Wednesday, citing “negligence, breach of fiduciary duty and also reckless disregard” on the part of the NFL. In the lawsuit, Hendrix refers to the replay reversal as a “fraud” and “gross negligence” that caused “true injury” to the Cowboys and their fans.
“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,” writes Hendrix.
The ridiculous sum of $88,987,654,321.88, which begins and ends with “88,” pays homage to Bryant’s jersey number. Hendrix hopes to move before court within 35 days without paying court fees.
Here’s Hendrix with his take.