The heir to Wes Welker’s spot on the New England Patriots’ roster, Danny Amendola (pictured), started his career with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech. But now, his father is suing the venue that the Cowboys call home.
Willie Amendola is the head coach of the Spring Dekaney High School football team. On December 17, 2011, Spring Dekaney won the 5A Division I State Championship at JerryWorld and, as head coaches are wont to do, Amendola gave an interview at midfield afterward. It was while he was doing the interview that the trouble began.
Namely, a runaway golf cart ran down a number of people, including the elder Amendola.
Amendola didn’t suffer any serious injuries but he’s suing Cowboys Stadium for $1 million, per CBS Sports, for "past and future physical pain and suffering; past and future mental anguish and past and future medical expenses,” among some other stuff.
Since the younger Amendola just signed a five-year, $31 million deal with the Patriots, we’ll assume that this is a matter of principle and has nothing to do with finances.
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