Former Cowboys Spokeswoman Sues Over 2009 Structure Collapse

A former Dallas Cowboys spokesperson has sued multiple companies following a 2009 structure collapse. A Dallas Cowboys spokeswoman who claims to have been severely injured when the team's practice facility collapsed in a 2009 storm has filed a lawsuit against several companies, according to published reports.

Jancy Briles, a member of the team's public relations staff, is suing Summit Structures LLC and its Canadian parent company Cover-All Building Systems Inc. The lawsuit claims that Briles should recover damages for her "serious, disabling and permanent injuries," although it did not specify what those exact injuries were.

The Cowboys were participating in a rookie mini camp when the 88,000-square-foot building collapsed during a wind storm in May 2009. The Associated Press reported that the National Institute of Standards and Technology concluded that the structure should have been able to withstand the wind gusts, which were between 55 and 65 miles per hour.

Briles wasn't the only person who sustained injuries from the incident. One man suffered a broken vertebrae and another sustained injuries that left him paralyzed from the waist down. In addition, tight end Jamar Hunt sustained a herniated disk in his neck.

The AP reported that Hunt sued Summit Structures and Cover-All Building Systems and recently settled for an undisclosed amount. The source said he is the only player known to have filed a suit following the incident.