Dave Portnoy has once again taken on the NFL, this time filing a class-action lawsuit against the Cincinnati Bengals and the league itself. The controversy arose when a video surfaced, and subsequently deleted, showing Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow wearing a brace or cast on his right hand, leading to questions about why this injury wasn’t disclosed before the Nov. 16 game against the Baltimore Ravens.
Portnoy, who had bet on the Bengals and lost, demanded a refund for all bets and insisted on an investigation, claiming he wouldn’t have wagered if he knew about Burrow’s injury.
“I’m filing a class action lawsuit against the Bengals and NFL for lying about the injury report,” he wrote on social media. “There is no shot I put $100,000 hard earned dollars on the Bengals if I knew Joe Burrow was injured going into the game.”
“This committee owes me an apology!” he insisted.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor explained that Burrow’s injury occurred during the game, potentially after being jammed into the turf, just before a touchdown pass.
The NFL is conducting an investigation, and if the Bengals are found to have mishandled the injury report, they could face fines or draft pick penalties.