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Cowboys players sued for teen's near drowning

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Three Dallas Cowboys stars and one former player have been named in a lawsuit from the parents of a 13-year-old boy who almost drowned at a summer football camp.

James Jackson Jr. was pulled from a University of North Texas swimming pool on July 11. He was given CPR and rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

According to the lawsuit, he was at the Anthony Spencer Football Camp, which was hosted by Sports International Inc. The suit claims the camp was being supervised by Anthony Spencer, Miles Austin, Brandon Carr and then Cowboys player Sterling Moore.

Although there were five life guards on hand that day, the boy's parents claim that the players and the camp organizers did not hire enough trained life guards for the roughly 125 kids in the pool.

The lawsuit says James suffered mental anguish, disfigurement and physical impairment.

His family is asking for compensation for future medical expenses and loss of earning.

Chad Bolweg, a spokesman for Sports International, declined to comment on the lawsuit.

"Our focus is on the child. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family," he said.

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