NFL

Miles Austin Among Cowboys Players Reportedly Sued After Boy Nearly Drowned

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 22:  Miles Austin #19 of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on September 22, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images
Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2013

NFL star Miles Austin is one of three Dallas Cowboys players who are reportedly being sued following an incident at a football camp this past summer where a teenage boy nearly drowned, according to a report from TMZ.com

The parents of 13-year-old James Jackson Jr. are suing Austin along with Dallas defenders Anthony Spencer and Brandon Carr for "at least $1 million," per TMZ. Jackson's parents are claiming that the three players and the company that organized the event are to blame and that their son suffered "mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment" from the incident.

The suit claims that the three Cowboys players are at fault for the boy nearly drowning in a pool at the summer camp, which was being held at the University of North Texas. According to the report, there were more than 100 children in the pool when Jackson disappeared under the water.

After being discovered, he was reportedly given CPR and sent to the hospital.

Defensive back Brandon Carr is one of three Cowboys players reportedly named in the lawsuit.
Defensive back Brandon Carr is one of three Cowboys players reportedly named in the lawsuit.Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

 

It remains to be seen whether the reported lawsuit will have any impact on the three players on the field this season. But if any of the three are forced to miss any time, the Cowboys could be in trouble. After all, Austin is the team's third-leading receiver and has appeared in all three of Dallas' regular-season games in 2013, catching 15 passes for 125 yards. 

ARLINGTON, TX - DECEMBER 16:  Anthony Spencer #93 of the Dallas Cowboys celebrates a sack against Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers at Cowboys Stadium on December 16, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Carr has 10 total tackles and an interception in three appearances, while Spencer, who has two tackles on the year, was inactive for the team's Week 3 win over the St. Louis Rams because of a knee injury. 

The Cowboys have yet to comment or release a statement regarding the situation. Barring any punishment, Austin and his Cowboys teammates will be in San Diego this Sunday to take on the San Diego Chargers.  

 

Follow Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Patrick Clarke on Twitter. 

Follow _Pat_Clarke on Twitter

Where can I comment?

Stay on your game

Latest news, insights, and forecasts on your teams across leagues.

Choose Teams
Get it on the App StoreGet it on Google Play

Real-time news for your teams right on your mobile device.

Download
Copyright © 2017 Bleacher Report, Inc. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved. BleacherReport.com is part of Bleacher Report – Turner Sports Network, part of the Turner Sports and Entertainment Network. Certain photos copyright © 2017 Getty Images. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of Getty Images is strictly prohibited. AdChoices