Sleeping Yankees fan sues ESPN, announcers for $10 million
A guy who fell asleep at a baseball game is suing ESPN and the announcers who poked fun of him for $10 million.
Andrew Rector admits that he “briefly slept” during the April 13 game between the Yankees and Red Sox.
His lawsuit is full of typos, but he claims that announcers Dan Shulman and John Kruk made “false statements” including suggestions that he’s “not worthy” to be a Yankees fan and “is a fatty cow that needs two seats at all times and represents a symbol of failure.”
Shulman and Kruk did wonder how he slept through a home run and 45,000 cheering people but they never called him stupid or a fat cow.
ESPN has no comment and Rector’s lawyer swears that he will settle this one in court.
Watch and listen to what the announcers say in the clip below. Shuttle to about 1:10.