- And the crowd went silent.
Rodeos have some people up in arms, but it had these two cowboys up in the air. This bull flipped two people and charged a third on Saturday night as if it were playing “cowboy pinball.”
An event dubbed Bull Bash featured players standing in designated spots on the rodeo ring as a loose bull rambled around the arena. The object of the game was to grab a $100 bill that was attached to the bull’s body.
A video of the event first shows the white bull that was more interested in leaving he ring than interacting with the participants. That show was kind of a dud though, so they brought in a much more feisty brown bull.
And that’s when all the trouble started. The animal flipped two men and charged another, and then pinned him against the fence.
The crowd went silent.
At least two of the participants required medical treatment. A woman who identified herself only as Katie said that she and other participants signed a waiver saying that the rodeo organizers would not be held responsible for injury or death. They were also told not to wave or turn their backs on the animal.
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Over the weekend, several people were hit by a bull during a ‘Cowboy Pinball’ game at the “Bull Bash” in Owensboro.
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Chan Carter, president of the Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association, said “people enter the bull poker or cowboy pinball knowing it’s dangerous. That’s what they are at the event for, to either watch or participate in something they find thrilling.”
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