Hot Air: Man Sues Nebraska Cornhuskers To End Balloon Release

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It’s safe to say that Randall Krause of Omaha is not feeling that Husker spirit.

Krause has filed a lawsuit against the University of Nebraska seeking to end the school’s tradition of releasing red balloons following the football team’s first touchdown of the season.

He claims the balloons falling back to earth poses a threat to the health and safety of children and wildlife, contending the balloon release is really just “the open dumping of solid waste.”

The releasing of red balloons for the Huskers’ first touchdown has been a tradition for more than 50 years.  The school currently uses biodegradable latex and cotton strings to be environmentally friendly.

What do you think: Legitimate lawsuit? Or overblown?


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