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Sleeping Yankees fan sues TV announcers

Sleeping Yankees Fan Lawsuit Seems Destined To Backfire

NEW YORK (AP) - A Yankees fan has filed a $10 million lawsuit against two ESPN announcers contending they mocked him when he was caught on national television sleeping in his seat during a game at Yankee Stadium.

Andrew Robert Rector admits in court documents he "napped" during a game against the Boston Red Sox on April 13, but says commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk unleashed an "avalanche of disparaging words" against him. The suit says they used words like "fatty" and "stupid."

Rector says he suffered "substantial injury" to his "character and reputation" and "mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity."

The lawsuit filed in Bronx Supreme Court Thursday also names ESPN, Major League Baseball and the Yankees as defendants. They didn't immediately respond to requests for comment.

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namdoc68 July 08 2014 at 8:10 AM

Just another simpleton trying to get something for nothing.

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Solid State Elev July 08 2014 at 8:28 AM

You know why he is suing!!!!!! blame the goeverment for letting asswipes like this think that he is entitled, just like alot of other losers in world think that they are ENTITLED!!!! give me a break this world is so f up. GO OUT AND EARN YOUR MONEY LIKE THE REAL PERSON DOES!!!!!!!!

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nightstalker1724 July 08 2014 at 8:36 AM

Rector says he suffered "substantial injury" to his "character and reputation" and "mental anguish, loss of future income and loss of earning capacity."
This could apply to anyone who attends a Yankee’s game.

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vrf19977 July 08 2014 at 9:48 AM

Get over yourself, ya big baby! Everybody in the world knows that you're trying to make an easy buck. Here, sue me next for this one: L-O-S-E-R.

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plewdawg July 08 2014 at 8:37 AM

Sleeping or awake, he is a Obama voter twice and a piece of crap[

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are.we.better.off.now July 08 2014 at 9:01 AM

Won't be millions but -
This kind of suit will
net him around 20 - 30 grand.
so why not do it.

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pandaman6666 July 08 2014 at 8:52 AM

I pity the attorney that would stoop so low as to even take the case....he is the one that should be mocked.

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golfet33 July 08 2014 at 8:21 AM

I guess this confirms what the announcers said.

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BlahBlahBlah golfet33 July 08 2014 at 6:35 PM

Except the announcers said none of those things.

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katkelly57 BlahBlahBlah July 09 2014 at 1:31 AM

Exactly!
He's obviously stoooopid enough to think that the broadcast won't be checked out.

He's 3 in 1...dumb, dumber and dumbest...sue me jerkola!

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stwild July 08 2014 at 8:18 AM

What was his reputation before this?

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savannahswithgod stwild July 08 2014 at 8:41 AM

He slept in the streets, they had to keep running around him with the street sweeper vehicle. Later of course they were chewed out by the woman supervisor for leaving such a nasty spot on the street in clean New York City.

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pathdmc stwild July 08 2014 at 11:42 AM

I believe before this incident he was “fatty" and "stupid." You think??????

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BlessedWithABrain pathdmc July 08 2014 at 11:55 AM

and shame on you for making that comment.

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pty014372 July 08 2014 at 8:38 AM

Fat, stupid and an idiot. Typical Yankees fan. Of course I would probably fall asleep watching Jeter and the other 'roid heads too.

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