Player joins lawsuits against Jerry Jones for structure collapse
A player has joined the line of lawsuits building against Jerry Jones-controlled companies in the wake of the collapse of the team’s practice structure more than a year ago.
Jamar Hunt, a tight end and long snapper, has sued Summit Structures LLC and its parent company Cover-All Building Systems Inc. as well as three companies owned by Jones, Blue Star Development Co., Blue Star Land L.P. and Cowboys Center Ltd.
Hunt claims that he suffered a neck injury in the collapse of the structure that has ended his career, according to the Dallas Morning News.
“It pretty much knocked him out of football altogether,” Hunt’s lawyer Michael Guajardo told the Morning News.
Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis and scout Rich Behm, also injured in the accident, already reached settlements with Summit and Cover-All. They are now proceeding with legal action against Jones’ companies. Behm was paralyzed below the waist and DeCamillis suffered a broken neck. Hunt didn’t suffer a career-ending injury, but with no track record in the NFL, his attorney said it’s made it far less likely for a team to give him an opportunity.
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