Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Baseball napper suing MLB and ESPN for defamation and IIED

While most of us are excited when we catch the attention of the cameras at baseball games, a Yankee fan was not amused when the cameras caught him dozing and ESPN commentators Dan Shulman and John Kruk proceeded to comment during an April 13 Yankee and Red Sox game.

The indignant (and perhaps no longer drowsy) fan, Andrew Robert Rector has retained legal counsel and is suing Major League Baseball, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) as well as Dan Shulman and John Kruk for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.  Damages are sought by Rector in the amount of $10 million.  See the full complaint here.

Baseball seems to intersect with the law a bit more often than expected, see our other baseball blog posts here!

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