Case Brief 2.docx - Case Brief 2 Citation Hackbart v Cincinnati Bengals Inc 601 F.2d 516(10th Cir Colo Parties Dale Hackbart Plantiff-Appellant

Case Brief 2.docx - Case Brief 2 Citation Hackbart v...

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Case Brief 2 Citation: Hackbart v. Cincinnati Bengals, Inc. , 601 F.2d 516 (10th Cir. Colo. June 11, 1979) Parties: Dale Hackbart, Plantiff-Appellant; Cincinnati Bengals, Inc and Charles "Booby" Clark, Defendants- Appellees. Facts: During a 1973 NFL football game between the Denver Broncos and the Cincinnati Bengals, the Plaintiff Dale Hackbart, was severely injured when one of the Defendant’s players Charles Clark intentionally struck him on the back of the head and neck during a game. Clark (defendant) acted out of frustration due to a pass that was intercepted by the other team and the fact that his was team losing. Upon the striking, both players fell to the ground and both continued to play in the game and neither made any complaints to the officials at the time. It was not Clark's intention to injure Hackbart; however the rules of football prohibit players from intentionally striking other players in this manner. Hackbart (plaintiff) later sued the Cincinnati Bengals for damages to collect for injuries sustained. The trial court
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