Man Sinks Halfcourt Shot to Win Car; Car Company Says Foot Was On the Line

Did this lucky, lucky man cross the line (literally)? At a college basketball game in Connecticut, John Queenan hit a halfcourt shot to win a Chevy Cruze. BUT. It appeared his foot crossed the line as he released the shot. After he sank the basket, Chevy mulled their decision for a full day, claiming their insurance people had to fully review the shot to make sure his foot hadn’t crossed the line. Well, Chevy finally relented, likely to avoid the bad PR. But come on. That guy’s foot was clearly over the line! First Dwight Howard, now this guy. What sort of example does this set for the kids? [Hartford Courant]

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