Barstool Sports president Dave Portnoy shared a video via Instagram on Saturday announcing he and his father’s class-action lawsuit against the Cincinnati Bengals for failing to disclose an injury to quarterback Joe Burrow ahead of their Thursday Night Football loss against the Baltimore Ravens.
Portnoy, 46, could be joking, but his father, Michael J. Portnoy, is a real lawyer, so there’s also a chance he really goes through with the class action on behalf of sports gamblers.
“If you or somebody you know has been harmed gambling on the NFL by [the NFL commissioner] and specifically the Bengals on Thursday [Night] Football you may be entitled to damages,” Portnoy wrote on IG. “Please contact the Law Firm of ‘@TheCousinMike.’ Let us work for you. No settlement. No fees.”
Portnoy, who explained why he’s suing, also provided what seemed like a fake phone number for anyone interested in joining the lawsuit to contact.
Joe Burrow out for the season
Burrow, 26, will miss the rest of the season with a wrist injury. He was seen wearing a brace on his right hand while stepping off the bus ahead of TNF in a photo that surfaced after the loss.
Like Portnoy explained, wearing a wrist brace means Burrow is unhealthy, but the Bengals still did not add him to the injury report.
In fact, the NFL is investigating the Bengals for not disclosing Burrow’s injury, exactly why Portnoy is supposedly suing the franchise.