Texas woman sues Dallas Cowboys, claims hot bench burned her buttocks
Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Jermey Parnell (78) talked with owner Jerry Jones after an NFL preseason football game against the Oakland Raiders in Oakland, Calif., Monday, Aug. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar).
The Associated Press
Published Friday, August 17, 2012 12:16PM EDT
DALLAS -- A Texas woman is suing the Dallas Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones, saying her buttocks was severely burned when she sat on a bench outside Cowboys Stadium.
In a lawsuit filed last week in Tarrant Count, Jennelle Carrillo said the black marble bench was in direct sunlight on a hot August afternoon before a Cowboys scrimmage last year. A weather official says the high temperature on that day was 101 degrees.
Carrillo's lawyer, Michael Wash, said his client didn't know the extent of the burns until after receiving medical attention. The lawsuit claims she was hospitalized and underwent skin grafts.
The lawsuit claims there were no warnings about sitting on the benches in hot weather.