Report: Sleeping Yankees fan suing ESPN, MLB for $10 million

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(KTVI) - A baseball fan who dozed off during a game is suing two ESPN announcers for making fun of him during his cap nap at a Yankees game.

Andrew Rector was caught on camera snoozing at Yankee Stadium.  Rector says announcers John Kruk and Dan Shulman "unleashed an avalanche of disparaging words" that would be heard by millions of viewers around the world.

The suit states Shulman and Kruk described Rector with the words, "stupor, fatty, unintelligent and stupid."

He says he's suffered from emotional distress.  ESPN, MLB, and the Yankees were also named in the suit.

Rector is looking for $10 million dollars.  Watch the full clip below:

19 comments

    • Fed Up With Liberals

      Exactly David…..emotional distress….LOL? Seriously? Sounds like someone who’s just out to make a buck any way he can!

  • Nikki

    I played the clip with the article and I never heard the announcers say anything mean about this guy. I didn’t hear the words “stupor, fatty, unintelligent or stupid” used. I would be curious to see if this guy has ever filed any other lame lawsuits. There are people who try to sue anyone for anything.

    • trayc80

      I didn’t hear any if those words either! With this lawsuit he’s definitely making a fool of himself!

  • Kristen

    I think the guy was more embarrassed than anything. The whole “fatty” part was when he was talking about the other dude getting nuggets while he was sleeping so he didnt have to share, which doesnt mean he is fat, but he took it that way. If I weighed that much and someone complained about that, Id take it offensively too. He is probably just embarrassed and pretty sure a lot of people would be if someone had a full blown conversation about you sleeping.

    • Bob

      A ballgame on TV will put me to sleep at home. The cheering crowd will wake me up and I’ll see the important stuff on replay.

  • Alec

    Ofcourse he wants money this is America no one now days wants to work for their money. The sad part is he will walk away with some kind of money not 10 mill

  • RBN

    He needs to be punished for entering a frivolous suit. Make him pay enough he has to cut back on food. Looks like he could live for years without buying food. What a big baby he is. If I would fall asleep at a ball game and they found me I would laugh at myself. Then again I am a grown man with responsibilities and a life. My wittle feelings are hurted. What nonsense.

  • Bridget

    Seriously people will sue over anything just to make a buck. If you are going to fall asleep at a baseball game then be prepared for some ribbing. I get so tired of people making these frivolous lawsuits for hurt feelings, hurt pride, and their own stupidity just so they can make a buck or two off the system. This guy has low self-esteem issues if he gets embarrassed over a little ribbing and besides that, it probably would not have gotten as much of attention if he hadn’t have brought on this lawsuit. Now that he has, everyone knows that he was snoring at a baseball game instead of a select group of avid baseball watchers who were watching the game at the time. Seriously how stupid can a person be.

  • Ace Baily

    Frank B this country is choking on lawyers looking for anything to do to make a buck, the real problem is that the ones with legitimate suits have to wait a long time as the courts are filled with these type of suits. need to adopt the British system,plaintiff loses, it pays all expenses of court, and defendant.

  • Tina

    Yep…I would’ve fell asleep too…baseball is NOT the most exciting sport…but you don’t know how fragile his self esteem is to begin with…or he could’ve been on a medication that made him drowsy…the announcers went a bit too far…yes, it was hilarious that he was asleep during the game…they should’ve focused on how boring the game was…not attack his personal self…

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