Panthers Fan Suing The Dallas Cowboys After Getting Choked Out During Game Last Year (Video)
Back in Week 12 of the 2015 season, the undefeated Carolina Panthers traveled to Arlington to face off against the Dallas Cowboys, running them out of their own building by a score of 33-14.
That wasn’t the only action that day. Up in the stands there was a Panthers fan who was cheering on his team until a salty Cowboys fan lied to security and said he was being belligerent to other fans.
At that point, security proceeded to put the Panthers fan in an unnecessary chokehold that wasn’t released until other fans jumped in and stopped him.
John Small from Asheville, NC is suing the Dallas Cowboys and it’s stadium security company. He’s seeking $25,000 in damages for the incident.
According to WCNC.com:
“John Small and Elva Small, of Carrboro, on Wednesday filed suit against the Cowboys and the Andy Frain Services, Inc., a corporation headquartered it the Chicago suburbs that provides event security.
The Smalls had travelled to the Cowboys’ home base, AT&T Stadium in Texas, to watch a game in honor of husband and father John Steven “Steve” Small, who had died a year earlier, according to the lawsuit filed in Buncombe County Superior Court.”
“Mr. Small was already in the aisle walking toward the exit when a member of the security team hit him in the back,” the lawsuit claims. “This blow caused Mr. Small to stumble slightly, and then the security team member came up behind Mr. Small, and wrapped his arm around Mr. Small’s neck from the back, bending his elbow and tightening his arm to create a chokehold.”