Woman Sues the Dallas Cowboys and Jerry Jones
A lot of fans have probably wanted to sue the Cowboys because of their play the last few years, but a Cleburne woman is suing for a much different reason.
In 2010, Jennelle Carrillo attended the annual Blue & Silver Scrimmage at Cowboys Stadium, but allegedly left the stadium burned. She claims that she suffered the burns on her backside while sitting on a bench. According to ESPN:
Temperatures on the day of the annual Blue & Silver scrimmage were more than 100 degrees, and the bench that Carrillo sat on was black.
“The bench was uncovered and openly exposed to the extremely hot August sun,” the suit, which was filed in Tarrant County civil court, states. “The combination of the nature of the black, marble bench and hot sunlight caused the bench to become extremely hot and unreasonably dangerous.”
Carrillo’s lawyer, Michael Wash, told KDFW-TV that his client initially knew she had been burned but didn’t realize the extent of the injuries until receiving medical attention. She did not stay for the game, according to Wash.
“She sat down on this black bench, outside an entrance and unfortunately she suffered third-degree burns as a result of it and had subsequent skin grafts,” he told KDFW.
The suit alleges that Cowboys Stadium posted no warning signs alerting fans that the benches could be hot.
Wash told KDFW that Carrillo has suffered “mental anguish, physical pain and disfigurement as a result of her wounds.”
According to the TV station, Carrillo is suing to get a jury trial and payment of court fees, interest and a damage amount determined by the jury.
The Cowboys aren’t commenting on the case, but I wish they would tell this woman to go away. What happened to common sense and personal responsibility? It’s people like this woman that are the reason why we have warning labels on coffee telling us that the coffee might be hot.
This woman is just out to make money. If it’s that hot outside, how stupid do you have to be to sit on a black metal bench? I hope she gets nothing from the Cowboys.