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Yankees fan caught sleeping on TV sues ESPN, MLB for $10 million

Discussion in 'OFF TOPIC' started by Boffo97, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Boffo97

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    http://www.sportingnews.com/mlb/sto...obert-rector-dan-schulman-john-kruk-mlb-video

    A New York man who was caught sleeping at a recent Yankees game against the Red Sox on ESPN is filing a $10 million defamation suit against broadcasters Dan Shulman and John Kruk for their "avalanche of disparaging words," according to the New York Post.

    Andrew Robert Rector admitted that he "briefly slept" while in attending the April 13 game between the A.L. East rivals, and when ESPN cameras caught him sleeping during the fourth inning, the Sunday Night Baseball announcers launched into what he described as an "unending verbal crusade" against him, with their "vituperative utterances" redistributed on the MLB website the following day.

    A YouTube video uploaded by MLB is titled "Fan sleeps in stands during game vs. Red Sox."



    According to the report, Rector's suit was riddled with typos and improper grammar, claiming the broadcasters insinuated that he "is a fatty cow that need two seats at a time" and "is a confused individual that neither understands nor knows anything about history or the meaning of rivalry between Red Sox and Yankees."

    ESPN, MLB and the Yankees are named as defendants in the suit.
     
  2. Memento

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    Not sure if this is a joke or just someone being stupid.
     
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    So all I have to do is fall asleep at a game and I can get paid?

    Done and done.
     
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    So, by that second "done" I can ASSume you got paid?? Howmuchyaget?
     
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    as dean wormer would say......"fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son" .
     
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    Well, it was baseball but you paid to watch it dude.
     
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    Sometimes, you're just tired, even if you paid to be there.

    That said, he certainly doesn't get $10 million dollars because the announcers poked a little fun at him.

    I'd have the state bar investigate the attorney asking THAT much for THIS.
     
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    You have no reasonable expectation of privacy when you go to a public place that you know is televised.....dismissed, next case.
     
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    People try to sue over almost anything these days. There is no way that little segment was $10 million worth of defamation.
     
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    My auditing text books referred to today as the "Age of Litigation", this is precisely the crap that makes me support tort reform
     
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    This is beyond retarded.
     
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    if you even look at me ill sue you, better yet since I'm even talking about this you'll be hearing from my lawyer.