AURORA, Colo. — A man who said he was attacked by John Elway's dog when he tried to return some business papers to Elway has sued the Denver Broncos' quarterback for $50,000.
David Russell, 22, acting as his own attorney, said he seeks damages for medical expenses, time lost from work, pain and suffering.
Russell filed the suit Friday in Arapahoe County Court after repeated efforts to contact Elway failed, he said.
However, Elway's lawyer, Steve Petrucci, said Elway's delay in contacting Russell was due to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department investigating the theft of Elway's personal papers and contracts from Petrucci's firm, Pro Phase Inc.
Investigators said Russell, who works as a security guard in the building that houses Pro Phase, has been questioned in the case.