CANON CITY, Colo. — If “Deflate-Gate” wasn’t enough, the NFL has another problem on its hands.
A huge Dallas Cowboys fan who is also an inmate at the Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City has filed a lawsuit against NFL officials because of an overturned call in the Cowboys’ NFC Divisional round playoff loss to the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 11.
Terry Hendrix is seeking more than $88 billion.
Yes, billion. With a “B.”
Hendrix filed the handwritten lawsuit Wednesday in the wake of a controversial replay reversal in the Cowboys’ loss to the Packers, WFAA reported. Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant made what was ruled on the field to be a catch on a fourth-down play in the fourth quarter that would have set up Dallas at the 1-yard line.
But the Packers challenged the call and it was ruled Bryant didn’t “complete the process” of the catch. The ruling was overturned and Green Bay got the ball and held on for the win.
Specifically, Hendrix is seeking $88,987,654,321.88 from the NFL and names NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino, referee Gene Steratore and Commissioner Roger Goodell by name.
He asks for the large sum of money “for but not limited to: negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and also reckless disregard.”
In the lawsuit, he said the review and reversal were a “fraud” and a “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,” Hendrix wrote in the lawsuit. “The Cowboys’ offensive line would have perfectly created an ‘Autobahn’ for DeMarco Murray to drive into the endzone for the score and victory.”
It appears Hendrix came up with the large figure by having it begin and end with 88 — Bryant’s jersey number.
Hendrix says he will appear as counsel for “Dez Bryant, all Dallas Cowboys fans and all people in or from the sovereign republic of Texas.”