Friday, February 4, 2011

Speaking Of Dallas: Cowboys Settle With Player On Collapse

A former Dallas Cowboys player who was inside the practice facility when it collapsed in 2009 has settled a lawsuit against the company that designed the building and companies operated by team owner Jerry Jones.

UTEP grad and tight end Jamar Hunt was attempting to make the team as a rookie free agent at the time of the bubble's collapse in 2009.

Attorney Michael Guajardo says Hunt received an undisclosed amount to settle his claim that he suffered a neck injury when a steel beam landed on him. Hunt maintained in his lawsuit that the injury prevented him from making any NFL team in future seasons, and that he was subject to a double standard if he did want to pursue a job in the league.

He couldn't get clearance to play until doctors gave an all-clear, but then he would be viewed as untouchable because of his injury history.

Here's the piece WFAA-TV ran after Cowboys employees settled with the builder

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