Dentist Sues Bulls Over Mascot Mishap
The Trib's Michael Higgins should be copied and pasted everywhere today.
Dr. Don Kalant Sr. alleged he was sitting near courtside on Feb. 12 when he raised his arm to get a high-five from Barry Anderson, who portrays the exuberant mascot in a bright red fuzzy costume.You couldn't pay me to touch the bacteria dripping red fuzz on Benny, but it's clearly impossible to control a high-five when Andres Nocioni is pumping fists and screaming.
But Kalant, an oral surgeon, may now wish he had settled for a fist-bump instead.
Instead of merely slapping Kalant's palm, Anderson grabbed his arm as he fell forward, hyperextending Kalant's arm and rupturing his biceps muscle, according to the lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.