AT AN NFL GAME, it's usually safer in the stands than on the field.
That wasn't the case for Rebecca Dunn, who claims two drunks fell on her at a Cincinnati Bengals game last season, causing numerous injuries, including a broken nose and finger.
The game, pitting the Steelers against the Bengals, took place on Sept. 27, 2009. Dunn and her husband Curtis, who was also at the game, have filed a lawsuit against the Bengals, the team's beer vendor (Philadelphia-based Aramark Corp.) and the county-owned football stadium for serving too much alcohol to the two men.
In addition to the broken nose and finger, the suit alleges that Rebecca Dunn had a cap knocked off a tooth, suffered a bruised femur and a jammed toe.
The Enquirer reported that the suit claimed her $700 glasses were also broken and that her medical bills totaled more than $20,000.
The suit asks for unspecified damages and notes that Dunn had surgery on her nose, suffered "catastrophic injuries" and had "great pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and both temporary and permanent disability."
Lawyers have a real way with words, don't they?
Yesterday, Bengals spokesman Jack Brennan told the Associated Press the team wouldn't comment on pending litigation. The AP also reported that an Aramark Corp. spokeswoman said the company would have no comment.
We don't have a law degree but maybe, just maybe, the idiots who allegedly drank too much - not the Bengals or the beer vendor - should be held solely responsible for their actions and the damage they caused.
Just a thought.
On this day in 1961, the Warriors' Wilt Chamberlain scored 60 points in a win over the Lakers in Hershey.
A few months later (March 2, 1962) at the same site, he would score 100 points in a win over the Knicks.
- Tom Mahon