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Dallas Cowboys Sued Over Butt-Burning Benches

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In strange lawsuit news of the day, a Texas woman has filed suit against the Dallas Cowboys organization and team owner Jerry Jones after she fried her posterior on a sizzling-hot bench outside the Cowboys Stadium.

Jennelle Carrillo claims that an overheated black marble bench and negligence by the organization led to a severe burn on her backside:

“The bench was uncovered and openly exposed to the extremely hot August sun. The combination of the nature of the black, marble bench and hot sunlight caused the bench to become extremely hot and unreasonable dangerous,” says the suit. “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.”

According to Carrillo, the burn occurred in August of 2010 during the Cowboys’ annual Blue and Silver scrimmage. It was quite the scorcher that day, according to records. Though it’s not a surprise that it was hot in Dallas in August, the suit claims that temperatures hit triple digits on that particular day.

Carrillo claims that she was given no warning of the potential damage that could be caused by sitting on the hot bench. She’s claiming physical pain and disfigurement, as well as mental anguish as a result of the incident.

Now, we’re not going to pass judgement on her case or her claim in general. A lawsuit like this is somewhat reminiscent of a famous case involving a woman who sued McDonalds over hot coffee. Her story became a punchline for jokes about legal frivolousness and the bloated civil system. But later reports revealed that her claim probably wasn’t as ridiculous as popular history remembers it.

But do we really need places to post warning signs about how things can get hot when it’s really hot outside?

Dallas Cowboys Sued Over Butt-Burning Benches
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  • Jack

    The judge should throw this suit out, fine all those involved in bringing it 1,000,000 dollars and then make the woman wear a sign around her neck which reads: “My stupidity brought to you by public school teachers, unions and the new American attitude”.

    • Everett

      I think she should get compensated for her damages. Personal compensation? No! I’m not a person who likes/cares for frivilous law suits like these but I think they should have a sign on there that says “Caution: seat could be hot!” b/c there are signs EVERY WHERE even in place you least expect it to cover for these kinds of incidents. $1mil?? No way! Maybe hospital bills and for her pain and disfigurement.

      • Reality Monitor

        Signs don’t cure stupidity…

  • tboatman

    theres a such thing as common sense, apparently this lady has none i hope she loses this rediculous case miserably

  • Dallassux

    Thats what your dumba** gets for being a Dallas fan….

    • John Paulson

      C’mon. You know you want to sit on that sizzling black marble.

  • shirley mcfarland

    Look to me like any adult would have enough sense to get up and not sit there That is just a way to try and collect money

  • Alex

    The woman from this lawsuit lives in Cleburne. In Texas. She should know that EVERYTHING outside during August (the HOTTEST month of the year) is going to burn her in some way. I understand that black marble gets super hot BUT was she bare-a**ed? Did she not have clothes on when she sat down? She had to have sat on the black marble bench and burned through her shorts in order to get 3rd degree burns on her butt. She is what’s wrong with America. The lawyer who took her case is what’s wrong with America. Stupidity runs rampant in the streets now.

  • MD

    I’m suing the grocery store because my tongue became glued to the dry ice in the freezer section!

  • tjr

    The lawer who filed this case should be shipped to Iraq…..

  • john

    she is an absolute idiot. unfortunately the insurance company may want to settle just to make her go away. what a clown. Marble gets hot in the summer. guess she was MIA that day in earth science

  • Chris

    This is just more proof of why natural selection is so important.

  • http://yahoo jerry tanguma

    her dumb ass shouldnt have sat there

  • Ronnie

    If I take my shoes off, and run in the streets of Phoenix in July. who can I file a lawsuit against ? The City for not posting that the streets are extremely Hot. Thanks that I have common sense.

  • NormCBS

    I think she has a solid case, but the courts will probably put it on the back burner.

  • Michael

    If was supposed to be so apparent to the Dallas Cowboys that the bench would get that hot and burn her, why wasn’t it to her. Frivolous lawsuits, the new American Way. Lady, you’re a nin come poop.

  • Bob

    Heres my question why didn’t she just get up and sit somewhere else that was not as hot helloooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Stephanie

    If she is going to sue the Dallas Cowboys, she may as well sue the state of Texas cause the whole damn state is hot!!!!!!

  • Sally Perry

    I also the lady is just trying to collect money,I hope the judge throws her case out.

  • 1966ray

    next thing you know she’ll be up here in green bay in january filing a suit for freezing her a## to a bleacher

  • http://Yahoo Ron Fischer

    Is this woman just completely stupid?! C’mon, if you see a black bench nand it’s marble, AND the temps are high, why would she not place her hand on the bench 1st to check it! Her butt is probably way too fat to begin with,and she’s looking for a way to raise. $$ to get a butt reduction. TRY A GYM!!. This country is getting so lawsuit crazy, it’s plain out and out sick. The judge should have her drop trough in the courtroom, and the jury will no doubt do an IMMEDIATE NOT GUILTY. This one of the stupidist ones I HAVE EVER HEARD!!

  • someone who cares

    BLACK MARBLE? ARE THEY IDIOTS? she had every right to sue… Stadium benches ( AND FOR THAT MATTER RESTAURANT COFFEE TOO) SHOULD NOT BE HOT ENOUGH TO BURN PEOPLE…. OK YEAH, WITH THE MCDONALDS COFFEE THING SHE SHOULD HAVE WAITED FOR IT TO COOL…. BUT THE STADIUM SEATS? THAT IS COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS TO USE MARBLE ON SEATS IN THE SUN… TRADITIONAL METAL SEATS ARE BAD ENOUGH… IF THE POOR GIRL HAD TO GET SKIN GRAPHS, IT WAS BAD, REALLY BAD, NOT JUST A BURNED TOUNGE… GOD BLESS HER AND I HOPE THE STADIUM AT LEAST OFFERS PEOPLE SEAT COVERS :(

  • dean

    there’s your sign…..

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