(Source) A man incarcerated in a Colorado correctional facility filed a lawsuit against NFL officials seeking over $88 billion in damages because of an overturned call. Terry Hendrix, evidently a passionate Dallas Cowboys fan, is seeking $88,987,654,321.88 from the NFL in the wake of the controversial replay reversal in the Cowboys’ NFC divisional round loss to the Green Bay Packers. He names NFL Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino, referee Gene Steratore and Commissioner Roger Goodell by name.
In the handwritten lawsuit filed Wednesday, Hendrix asks for the astronomical sum of money “for but not limited to: negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, and also reckless disregard.” Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant made what was first ruled a catch — a spectacular one at that — on a fourth down pass down the sideline. After Packers head coach Mike McCarthy challenged the call, it was ruled that Bryant didn’t complete “the process” of a catch. Reaction to the play and the ambiguous rule primarily followed the “bad rule, good call” narrative. Hendrix believes his team and its fans were cheated.