Jenelle Carrillo, an apparent Cowboys fan, is suing the team and claiming she received 3rd degree burns after sitting on a hot bench, made of marble, while waiting to watch the team scrimmage outside Cowboys Stadium. Oh, this happened in 2010.
The plaintiff claims she sat down on a bench that exposed to the sun on a day where temperatures reached 101 degrees. Because it makes sense to sit down on a bench that is scorching hot. This screams genius and frivolous lawsuit.
“She knew, while she was there at the stadium, that she had received some burns. But she didn’t realize how serious they were until she received medical attention,” attorney Michael Walsh told the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Forth Worth.
Yep, frivolous. Let’s recap really quick. She sat down, on a hot bench, in 101 degree heat, ignored the fact that is was, um hot, and sat there while her buttocks burned up. I mean, this is like putting a hot cup of coffee between your legs while driving. There is no way a judge would rule in here favor. Right?
The woman apparently needed to have skin grafts performed after her initial treatment, which had lasted nearly a week at the hospital. Of course, she is seeking all the typical damages for physical and mental anguish. She is hoping that a jury of her peers will help her out. Better hope they are Texans fans and not pulling for America’s Team.
There has been no statement by the ‘Boys, which makes sense. This is a ridiculous lawsuit, and most likely will never reach the courts, as it is more likely for Jerry Jones to open his checkbook in a settlement.