Namath's Dogs More Bite Than Bark: Lawsuit

Broadway Joe facing lawsuit in South Florida over wild pooches

By Brian Hamacher
|  Monday, Dec 21, 2009  |  Updated 1:15 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Celebrity Pets: Kristin Chenoweth's Puppy

Getty Images

DETROIT - FEBRUARY 05: Former New York Jets quarterback and MVP of Super Bowl III Joe Namath is seen on the field prior to SUper Bowl XL between the Seattle Seahawks and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field on February 5, 2006 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

advertisement
Photos and Videos
More Photos and Videos

Joe Namath is facing a blitz of bad news over his prized pooches, who it turns out may be a bit more bite than bark.

A UPS driver is suing the gridiron great after he claims he was attacked by Namath's three dogs while trying to make a delivery, according to the Palm Beach Post.

David Gunter claims the dogs "caused vicious and serious personal injuries" in the 2007 attack on Namath's Tequesta estate. Gunter is seeking $15,000 for his injuries, which include a bite to the back of his leg.

The flashy Namath, known for his rebellious side while as a player for the Jets, apparently picks his dogs in his own image.

After several complaints about the wild dogs, which include a a yellow lab retriever named Leo and a Weimaraner named Stella, Namath was forced to appear before a Palm Beach magistrate last month.

The magistrate ruled that Leo was too dangerous, meaning it's illegal for Namath to take him to public places or let him roam his property without a leash and muzzle.   

Stella and Leo have also been accused of attacking an irrigation technician in August, a contractor and a nurse.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Get Our New iPad App
Now optimized for iPad, NBC 6... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out