Posted July 7, 2014 by Joe Casey in Sports

(Video) MLB: Sleeping Fan Suing ESPN For $10 Million Dollars!

What a joke!

A fan who fell asleep during a Yankees/Red Sox game back in April is now suing ESPN for $10 million dollars after they put him on camera while he was sleeping.

Andrew Rector, 26, nodded off during the fourth inning of an April 13 contest at Yankee Stadium, and was shown on TV with his head slumped to the side as he snoozed in his second-row seat in the ballpark’s lower level.

ESPN announcer Dan Shulman referred to the sleeping fan as “oblivious,” while John Kruk, the network’s color commentator, noted that the ballpark was “not the place you come to sleep.” Shulman also wondered whether the fan had slept through a third inning home run by Yankee Carlos Beltran (which, Shulman said, prompted the crowd of 45,000 to “stand up and cheer”).

In his complaint, which was filed this month in State Supreme Court in the Bronx, Rector contends that he was subjected to an “unending verbal crusade” by the ESPN announcers. The comments caused Rector […] emotional distress, according to the July 3 lawsuit.

Emotional distress? This dude is just looking for a come up and I hope any judge with half a brain will throw this out.

Joe Casey @IamJoeSports

Joe Casey