Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More Legal Woes for Benny the Bull

The fuzzy red mascot who once was popped for punching a sheriff's officer is up to his old antics again.

A Naperville, IL oral surgeon is claiming the Bulls' mascot, Benny the Bull, negligently injured his arm:
Dr. Don Kalant Sr. alleged he was sitting near courtside on Feb. 12 when he raised his arm to get a high-five from Barry Anderson, who portrays the exuberant mascot in a bright red fuzzy costume. Instead of merely slapping Kalant's palm,

Anderson grabbed his arm as he fell forward, hyperextending Kalant's arm and rupturing his biceps muscle, according to the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.
Says the surgeon's lawyer, "Benny's flying down the aisle, giving everybody high-fives. When he gets to Dr. Kalant, he either inadvertently trips or, as part of the shtick, trips. . . . He grabbed Kalant's arm and fell forward."

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