Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant’s catch that was overturned is still causing outrage among Cowboys fans, as evidenced by a fan who is suing the NFL for $88 billion.
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The Dallas Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion as they blew an eight-point lead against the Green Bay Packers and lost, 26-21.
On the Cowboys’ final drive, quarterback Tony Romo threw a 31-yard pass to wide receiver Dez Bryant on fourth down. The play initially appeared to be a catch, but Packers head coach Mike McCarthy challenged the ruling.
Per the “Calvin Johnson rule,” the officials ruled that Bryant did not fully control the ball as he came down with it. This allowed the Packers to run out the clock and win.
This call angered Cowboys fans, and a prison inmate being held in Colorado is suing the NFL for over $88 billion. This figure is likely due to Bryant’s number being 88 in addition to the fan’s beef with the call. He went on to call the ruling “gross negligence.”
Sporting News provided a link to the story and a picture of a letter talking about the lawsuit on Twitter.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 23, 2015