Incarcerated Cowboys fan suing NFL for $88 billion for overturned catch

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Jailed Cowboys fan suing NFL for $88 billion over Dez Bryant catch
Friday January 23rd, 2015

An inmate at Fremont Correctional Facility in Cañon City, Colorado, has put his time to good use by filing a lawsuit seeking more than $88 billion against the NFL on the behalf of the Dallas Cowboys and their fans.

The Cowboys lost to the Green Bay Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs after a controversial overturned call found that Dez Bryant did not "complete the process" of a crucial fourth quarter catch. 

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Terry Hendrix, the inmate, claims that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, vice president of officiating Dean Blandino and referee Gene Steratore cost the Cowboys an opportunity to win a Super Bowl through "gross negligence" and would like $88,987,654,321.88 in financial damages, according to WFAA-8 Dallas.

The astronomical sum has some significance, as the first and last numbers are 88, a reference to Bryant's jersey number.

Brendan Maloy

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