Burned fan sues Cowboys
A Dallas Cowboys fan is burning mad at her team.
Jennelle Carrillo, of Cleburne, Texas
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
Carrillo's lawyer, Michael Wash, said 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," says Wash
The suit alleges that Cowboys Stadium posted no warning signs alerting fans that the benches could be hot.
Wash believes that Carrillo has suffered "mental anguish, physical pain and disfigurement as a result of her wounds."
Carrillo is suing to get a jury trial and payment of court fees, interest and a damage amount determined by the jury.
The Cowboys declined comment due to the ongoing litigation, per team policy. (ESPN)
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Women's dance moves may be sending messages to men about whether they are ready to get pregnant. Researchers found that women who are going through the fertile phase of their menstrual cycle are judged as more attractive dancers by men than woman in a less-fertile phase. Numerous studies have already founds hints that the behavior of women changes slightly as they enter more fertile phases of their menstrual cycle. Behavioral changes observed range from an increase in sexual desire to a preference to men with strong, square jaws. The latest study asked 28 women between the ages of 19 and and 33 to dance to the same drumbeat during the fertile late follicular phase of their cycles and the nonfertile mid-luteal phase. The team then showed 200 men the silhouettes of the women dancing. Even though the men had no idea that fertility was even being studied, the results showed they judged the fertile women as more attractive dancers than the others in their non-fertile phase. (Daily Mail)
300-POUND SEVENTH GRADER BANNED FROM
The league’s rule is that any seventh-grader weighing more than 135 pounds is barred and must play in his school's league.
The kid’s mother is still pushing for admission into the league, despite the fact that he towers over his classmates at more than six feet tall.
"For him to come home and just cry and go to his room and say, 'I give up,' I'm not going to let him give up," she said. "This is his dream. This is what he wants to do. And I'm going to make it happen."
Elijah Earnhardt's coach, Marc Wright, also will protest the decision, according to the report. He cited multiple players within the league who are over the 135-pound limit.
"If they're over 135, they have to wear a symbol on their helmet, which is the X," Wright told the website. "So if they're an X-man they have to play offensive line, defensive line only."
Mesquite Pee Wee Football Association president Ronnie Henderson told the website that he sympathizes with Earnhardt but maintained that they must adhere to the league's rule.