Coach hit by cart suing for embarrassment

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A US football coach who was filmed being hit from behind by an unmanned cart in footage that went viral is suing for the embarrassment the incident has caused him.

Minutes after guiding a Texas high school to victory in the 2011 State Championship at Cowboys Stadium, head coach Willie Amendola was struck by an out of control cart, which he claimed caused him "great personal embarrassment", New York Daily News reports.

Mr Amendola is now suing the stadium for $1 million with his lawsuit alleging that he and his wife suffered "great personal embarrassment and mental anguish" after the video was circulated by media outlets around the world.

The coach was being interviewed in the middle of the field when an out-of-control motorised cart hit him from behind.

He was momentarily sprawled across the front of vehicle before he fell while trying to maneveur the cart.

The suit, filed on Tuesday, claims Mr Amendola "heroically had the presence of mind to direct the cart, which he briefly controlled, in such a manner that it avoided striking the head or bodies of numerous others who had fallen".

The rampage was caused by a pylon which became stuck under the accelerator.

Source: New York Daily News

Author: Martin Zavan, Approving editor: Nick Pearson
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2013/04/12/12/57/coach-hit-by-cart-suing-for-embarrassment

Hilarious and embarrassing video at the link.
 

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I was going to say that he can go fuck himself, but that's pretty negligent and dangerous. And hilarious.
 

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Fuck him. Texas high school football coaches make more than the principal of the schools they work for and in some schools they are making low 6 figure salaries. If his team won state I'm sure he is one of the 6 figure coaches. So like I said fuck him
 

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Texas high school football coaches make more than the principal of the schools they work for and in some schools they are making low 6 figure salaries. If his team won state I'm sure he is one of the 6 figure coaches.
That... is fucking ridiculous.

But hey... it's Texas.
 

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That... is fucking ridiculous.

But hey... it's Texas.
Ever see the movie Friday Night Lights? That's an incredibly accurate depiction of Texas high school. Granted that was the 80s so it's not AS bad now but still pretty fucking bad. In those small towns that's the only break from the bleak reality of their miserable lives. Can't blame em really
 

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Ever see the movie Friday Night Lights? That's an incredibly accurate depiction of Texas high school. Granted that was the 80s so it's not AS bad now but still pretty fucking bad
If your community is paying your high school football coaches six figures... probably about double what you're paying your teachers... then your priorities are just buttfucked.
 

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If your community is paying your high school football coaches six figures... probably about double what you're paying your teachers... then your priorities are just buttfucked.
Can't argue with that
 

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If your community is paying your high school football coaches six figures... probably about double what you're paying your teachers... then your priorities are just buttfucked.
Then again, stats have shown that increasing teachers' salaries (which we've done for decades) does essentially nothing to increase the education level of students (which has remained constant). Paying to get a better coach might actually show results, and a lot of times those winning teams bring in much more money than they cost the schools.
 

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If your community is paying your high school football coaches six figures... probably about double what you're paying your teachers... then your priorities are just buttfucked.
I believe that several college head coaches here make more than the governor.

Not to get off on a rant here, but they really should just cut the shit and make state-level sports colleges that give out degrees in sports. Fuck the scholastics, just do sports, and that's it. Let them pump iron and run track all day, just like in prison. In a traditional college, they are going to cheat their way to a degree they didn't earn anyway, whether overtly, or through the influence of coaching staff on the teachers. So why take away a spot from someone who is going to college for actual scholastics?
 

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After watching that I cant believe he is the only one out of all those people suing. It was funny but definitely dangerous.
 

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The suit, filed on Tuesday, claims Mr Amendola "heroically had the presence of mind to direct the cart..."
What a tool. Fuck him and his cash-grab lawsuit. I hope he gets hit by another out-of-control cart on his way out of the courthouse.