Amendola's father suing Cowboys Stadium

Amendola's father suing Cowboys Stadium
April 11, 2013, 3:30 pm
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You've heard of ambulance chasers. But golf cart chasers?

That's what we may have here.

Remember that video back in December of 2011 of that rogue, heat-seeking golf cart that plowed into a bunch of people on the Cowboys Stadium field?

No? Well, let's refresh your memory.

Now you remember.

Unfortunately it looked like a couple people sustained injuries due to the hit.

One dude, though, was flipped up over the hood of the golf cart and onto the floor in front of the passenger seat. He then was carried away while trying to drive the cart with one hand, still stuck on the floor, before performing a perfectly executed barrel role out of the moving vehicle once help arrived.

That man is Alfred "Willie" Amendola, the father of new Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola. Amendola, a high school head football coach of Spring Dekaney at the time, was on the field talking to reporters after his team's Class 5A Division II Championship Game.

According to, he appeared to leave with no injuries, and actually joked about the free ride with reporters after it happened. But now he's seeking more than $1 million in damages in a lawsuit against Cowboys Stadium.

Now that's a golf cart fee.

Because the video was passed around on a national level, he and his wife suffered "great personal embarrassment and mental anguish".

The suit, which can be read in full here, also lists these injuries:

- Past and future physical pain and suffering

- Past and future mental anguish

- Physical impairment, past and future

- Disfigurement, past and future

- Past and future medical expenses

- Loss of earning capacity

- Loss of enjoyment

We hope Willie will be alright, and that his son, Danny, is a much quicker healer - and also not one of those players who hangs around midfield after games for too long.

But one last note to Willie: Nothing to be embarrassed about, man - that was some epic maneuvering back there.