A $10 million defamation lawsuit filed by a baseball fan who was shown asleepon national TV at a New York Yankees game last year has been dismissed, according to Bronx Supreme Court documents published Tuesday by The Smoking Gun. Judge Julia Rodriguez threw out Andrew Robert Rector’s suit on Aug. 17. Rector had sued ESPN, the network’s announcers, Major League Baseball and the Yankees after he slept in the fourth inning of a Yankees game against the Boston Red Sox in April 2014. The TV station’s cameras picked Rector out of the crowd for about 30 seconds as he slumped over in a box seat at the game. Rector’s suit alleged ESPN broadcasters Dan Shulman and John Kruk went on an “unending verbal crusade” using words like “stupor,” “fatty,” and “stupid” to describe him, along with other “vituperative utterances.” http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/b...s-fan-10m-lawsuit-dismissed-article-1.2379498 MLB VIA YOUTUBE ESPN's April 2014 broadcast of a game between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox shows Andrew Rector asleep during the fourth inning. Rector's $10 million lawsuit was dismissed by a Bronx Supreme Court judge last month.