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Friday, October 27, 2006

COWBOYS COACH, WIFE, NANNY SUE MCDONALD'S FOR $1.7 MIL

copied from Dallas Morning News, written by Debra Dennis, staff writer.

A Dallas Cowboys coach, his wife and the family's nanny have sued a McDonald's owner, alleging they found a dead rat in a salad purchased at a Southlake restaurant.
The lawsuit, which seeks $1.7 million in damages, was filed Thursday in state district court on behalf of Cowboys passing-game coordinator Todd Haley, his wife, Christine Haley, and the familiy's live-in baby sitter, Kathryn Kelley.
"We tried to work this out,"said Scott Casterline, a spokesman for the Haley family.
"We were forced to file a lawsuit.It's a tragic situation for any family to go through.
"Something has to be done to prevent this from ever happening again and to help these ladies to get over this." Ken Lobato, owner-operator of the McDonald's, said he hadn't seen the litigation so he couldn't respond to the allegation.
"Nothing is more important to us than the safety and well-being of our customers," he said."We maintain the strictest quality standards.We take these matters seriously and are conducting a full investigation to get all the facts.
"In my years as an owner-operator, I've never seen anything like this," Mr. Lobato said.
According to the lawsuit, Mrs. Haley and Ms. Kelley purchased a salad on June 5 at the drive-through of the McDonald's at 2155 W. Southlake Blvd.
They took the salad home, where both womaen ate part of it before a dead rodent-thought to be a juvenile roof rat-was uncovered.
The women called the Southlake McDonald's, and a manager came to the house to examine the salad.
The manager asked to take the salad and rat, but the women declined, the lawsuit says.
The women became severely ill and endured long-lasting phyysical injuries, the lawsuit says.Mrs. Haley, who was nursing, had to feed her baby formula.
"She got violently ill:she couldn't perform her duties as a mother," Mr. Casterline said of Mrs. Haley.
Both women said they suffered severe mental and physical pain and that their dining habits have been altered, the lawsuit says.

end of article..

In an unrelated article...Terrel Owens is missing...last seen at local eatery in Southlake.


PS...I HAD SOME GREAT PICTURES FOR THIS POST..BETWEEN MY NEW DSL AND BLOGGER...IT WON'T DOWNLOAD THEM...FUCK ZOMBIES..

21 comments:

Junebugg said...

That's what I call a high protein salad, it's a wonder Mickey D didn't charge them extra.

That said, my only other comment is "YUCK"!

Lauren said...

I'm guessing these two women aren't in it for the money, but the Attorney sure as Hell is. These stories always set off my BULLSHIT alarm, since it's usually someone with an axe to grind. I'll be interested to see where this one goes.

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Mimi said...

Since these people should not be having money issues it could be legit. Plus I would think it would be embarassing (especially for someone who is already somewhat famous) to come out with a story like that. So I say it could be true. And if it is I think they should get even more than that 1.7. I can certainly understand the sickness it supposedly caused them. Sometimes just thinking about something bad I ate a long time ago can make me gag.

At a McDonalds in my hometown in Maryland, a guy actually eating in the place bit into his burger and pieces of metal got lodge into the roof of his mouth. He was rushed to hospital and had surgery. I do not remember the ending of the story but I am sure he got some money.

yellowdog granny said...

junebugg: chef salad surprise...
lauren:no he makes big bucks with the cowboy..and i cant believe they would risk his job for this..i knew you would love the cocksucker...cocksuckers are better free than for money...heheee
mimi: he would lose his job over this if they made it up...jerry jones would have a stroke if they fabricated it..and he is the coach that terrel owens had the argument with...which is why i had him go missing.

jan said...

Seriously I'm surprised this doesn't happen more often with disgruntled minimum wage workers having access to preparing food and Mickey D having the big pockets to pay off lawsuits. I won't be eating there for a while, o, wait, I don't eat there now.

Hope T.O. shows up.

Mike said...

Two all rat patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun...

The new favorite:

The McRodent!

buddha_girl said...

Oh my God! That is both foul and hysterical at the same time.

Fucking RATS. I'm shuddering as I type this. I had a MOUSE in my house ONE TIME. (I live in an OLD home that's situated on an old field.) People told me it was 'normal' to have a mouse now and then due to my basement, etc. Whatthefuckever. NO RODENTS OF ANY SORT.

I hope they fuck McDonald's.

Sue said...

I'm suspicious, money or no money. The identical thing happened here in Toronto a couple of years ago and it turned out the rat had been planted by someone with an axe to grind with the company. Before this very "real" case, the urban legend was already on the internet, and this person copy-cated it. I'm not saying it couldn't happen exactly as described, but the Vegas odds on it would get my spidey sense going hmmmmm??????

R. Rodgers said...

Dang...don't know what to say. Seems there having a run of bad luck. We will see if it continues this Sunday.

Take care...

Anonymous said...

why would a rat bug this guy when he spends all day coaching a rat, #81.

the cowboys are turning into a bigger circus everyday. hank hill is right to worship tom landry.

Ol' Lady said...

'would you like fries with that? how about super size for only $0.49 more?'

Josh said...

I had to put on some Black Sabbath while reading this article. Rat Salad, anyone?

yellowdog granny said...

jan: yea, it was probably some disgruntled katrina survivor who's a saints fan..
mike:oh that's funny..wish i had thought of that..

buddhagirl:don't know which is worse..actually eating the salad with the rat in it..or KNOWING you ate the salad with the rat in it..icky!

sue: it was someone that hated the cowboys..you watch..a eagle fan maybe?
r.rogers.:yup...as if we didnt have enough problems with cowboys in the news...
ruby rocs: don't you know that tom landry is spinning in his grave..
ol'lady: wonder what comes in the apple turnover?

Josh: when i was looking for dead rats and salads etc..i kept finding a picture ofa record with rat salad on it...

Carina said...

Eh. What's a dead rat...unpleasant and startling, but worth 1.7 mil? That's fucking ridiculous. I'm suspicious too...I imagine if MickeyD thought it was legit, they would have oaid something just to keep it out of the courts.
Just protien....in a different shape than chicken. LOL. Rats are high in taurine, too, pretty good for you!

dom said...

Koreans are thinking ..... Yummy ,a free rat ! lucky buggers !
The Carlolinans were thinkin' ... hell if it'd been a squirel or 'coon we'd have gotten a bargain !

I'm feeling commentless over here in weird news land :(

bluebeer said...

Makes me wonder what the special sauce is.

yellowdog granny said...

CARINE:IM NOT SURE IT'S NOT WORTH IT..SHE HAD TO QUIT NURSING..THAT'S BAD..AND IT'S NOT LIKE THEY FOUND IT BEFORE THEY ATE IT..THEY FOUND IT AFTER....THEY WERE SICK FROM IT..THA'S WORTH .7MILL RIGHT THERE..
DOM:I THINK EVEN THE CHINESE WOULD BALK AT A NO TELLING HOW LONG IT HAD BEEN DEAD ROOF RAT ...I PROMISE TO COME VISIT...ALL THESE POLITICAL BLOGS I READ ARE TIME CONSUMING..

BBR:EUWEEEEEEE...RATS ..DEFFINETLY CATSUP..

Nit Wit said...

This story shocks me on many levels.
First; who knew that McDonalds had a salad.
Second; A fairly well to do nursing mother eating food from McDonalds.
Turd; I mean Third; that she would share it with the other women in her babies life, the Nanny.

I'm not surprised they got sick though. It was a salad from McDonalds and it was bad enough to kill the rat.

Hell, the only time I eat at McDonalds is when I'm constipated.

Look out world Jackiesue is in the fast lane now! Her normal posts are gonna melt the phone companies Fiber optic cables.

The pictures you tried to post must have been going to fast to stick to your blog. :)

Sue said...

Please let us know how it turns out after the investigation is completed. This did not make our news in Canada. If it's true then I agree, could be a seriously warped football fan who hates this team??? Very sick, but thankfully not worse. Still, how would this person know they would be going to that particular Mcdonalds on that given day unless they were being stalked? Hehehe .. don't mind me I tend to question everything .. :)

yellowdog granny said...

nitwit:im with you..with all that money..why not go to some nice resturant and get a salad..who wants a salad from mcDonald's of all places..
sue:i'll keep you in touch..i really think it must be true..why would they jepordize the coach's future with coahing in nfl for a $1.7?..he makes good enough money..that that wouldnt be a reason..and maybe they are regulars there and they held the rat back and when they came back slipped it in...if they can prove someone did it delibertly..wooboy..

Anonymous said...

You've got to be kidding, a rat, a dead rat. Vomit.