This next story would have been a little extra awkward if the Cowboys had signed receiver Danny Amendola in free agency.
Amendola’s father, Willie, is a high-school football coach in Texas. After winning the 5A Division I state championship and giving interviews in the vicinity of the midfield star at Cowboys Stadium, Willie Amendola was bowled over by a runaway golf cart.
Willie Amendola has now sued Cowboys Stadium for $1 million, according to CSNHouston.com. The building is owned by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
The cart went rogue after stadium workers put a touchdown pylon near the accelerator. The foam apparatus wedged against the pedal and the cart took off.
Willie Amendola in part seeks compensation for the embarrassment arising from the media attention the incident received. And by filing suit, the incident is now receiving even more media attention.
Actually, the Cowboys signed Danny Amendola as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech. He was cut by the Cowboys before landing with the Rams.