A former UPS driver is suing football great Joe Namath over an alleged attack by the Hall of Fame quarterback’s dogs during a delivery at Namath’s Florida home.
Court papers filed in West Palm Beach’s Circuit Court say David Gunter hasn’t been able to work since the 2007 incident in Tequesta, about 90 miles north of Miami. Lawyer Steven Slootsky says his client required four surgeries after suffering injuries to his neck, back and knee.
Apparently Gunter isn’t the only one to have problems with Namath’s dogs. Complaints have been filed against two of them, and one, a 6-year-old Labrador Retriever named Leo, was declared “dangerous” during a court hearing last month and ordered to be muzzled and leashed full-time.
The case against another of Namath’s dogs, a 6-year-old Weimaraner named Stella, was dropped because a witness didn’t show, Capt. Dave Walesky of Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control told CBS News.
An animal control officer will visit Namath’s home yearly to be sure he is complying. If Leo bites someone else, the dog could be declared “vicious,” and euthanized, and Namath could face criminal charges, Walesky said.