Sleeping Yankees Fan Sues ESPN For Defamation

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  1. EndOfLine

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    A fan who was shown sleeping during an ESPN broadcast of a recent New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game is suing the TV network and two of its announcers for allegedly disparaging him during the telecast, according to alawsuit seeking $10 million in damages.

    Andrew Rector, 26, nodded off during the fourth inning of an April 13 contest at Yankee Stadium, and was shown on TV with his head slumped to the side as he snoozed in his second-row seat in the ballpark’s lower level.

    ESPN announcer Dan Shulman referred to the sleeping fan as “oblivious,” while John Kruk, the network’s color commentator, noted that the ballpark was “not the place you come to sleep.” Shulman also wondered whether the fan had
    slept through a third inninghome run by Yankee Carlos Beltran (which, Shulman said, prompted the crowd of 45,000 to “stand up and cheer”).
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    In his complaint, which was filed this month in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, Rector contends that he wassubjected to an “unending verbal crusade” by the ESPN announcers. The comments caused Rector, seen at right, emotional distress, according to the July 3 lawsuit.

    Rector’s lawsuit, which was first reported by Courthouse News Service, also names the Yankees and Major League Baseball as defendants.

    MLB is being sued for including video of Rector snoozing as part of the Sunday night game's highlights package uploaded to mlb.com. The video apparently prompted viewers to post comments mocking Rector for falling asleep during the game.

    Strangely, the lawsuit attributes these online putdowns to Shulman and Kruk. The announcers, the complaint alleges, used words like “stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid” to disparage Rector, who works for a Bronx-based auto leasing firm.

    Rector, who did not return a TSG message left at his office, alleges that he was defamed by comments portraying him as a “fatty cow that needs two seats” and a “confused disgusted and socially bankrupt individual.” During a brief interview, Rector’s lawyer, Valentine Okwara, said that he would only answer press questions after each of the lawsuit’s defendants had been served with a copy of the complaint.

    Though Rector is suing the Yankees for his purported humiliation at the ballpark, he still lists the Bronx Bombers among his three favorite teams on his Facebook page.

    Video here:
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/sleeping-fan-sues-Yankees-ESPN-576321
     
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    AG at it again :rolleyes:
     
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    Come on dude john kruk has 1 testicle. Get off his nut sack.
     
  5. Rupert Pupkin

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    He was inspired by this slob

     
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    Rupert Pupkin That Ass is Attached to Daniela Lopez Gold

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    ......and this slob who was sleeping on the job

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    I wonder how he arrived at $10M. Why not $11M?
     
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    the back of the ticket has all that shit covered on it saying fans are subject to being on tv and what ever case closed
     
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    Don't be ridiculous. $11 million is outrageous.
     
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    Assign this case to Judge Kapnick!
     
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    Every one of the defendants need to counter-sue the fat-ass and his ambulance chaser for filing a frivolous lawsuit, emotional distress and all that shit. They all have deep pockets. Make an example out of Lardass McFatsalot.
     
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    wow usually you have to photoshop the hell outta a pic to get such amazing results. thank you fat asshole!

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    I imagine a judge will throw this frivolous bullshit out, right?
     
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    You don't throw away your rights because a company prints something on the back of a ticket. They're still liable for whatever the case may be.

    They just print that to fool you into thinking you have no legal rights if x, y or z happens.
     
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    Was this guy ever a cohost of a talkshow and liked devil dogs?
     
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    i know if i was so upset by their comments the first thing i'd do is sue, thereby bring more attention to it and having it splattered all across the interent instead of instantly ignored and forgotten by everyone
     
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    Well I listened to those haaarrable comments made by the announcers, if there were ever grounds for a frivolous lawsuit, this is it! :rolleyes: They could use this case in the ambulance chasing law classes to show future bottom feeders how to continue to be the scourge on society.
     
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    Not only should this be thrown out of court, but this asshole should be beat to a pulp by the bailiff.
    Sometimes I really hate our legal system :facepalm:
     
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