Yankees fan suing over being made fun of during nap at ball game
NEW YORK -
A New York Yankees fan is hoping that a nap he took in the middle of a game could land him 10 million dollars.
26-year-old Andrew Rector fell asleep during the April 13 game between the Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. It was nationally televised on ESPN, and Rector was noticed by cameras and talked about by commentators John Kruk and Dan Shulman.
Video of Rector - titled "Tired fan naps in the stands" - was then published to MLB.com and YouTube. People on the Internet made fun of Rector and now he's filed a defamation lawsuit against the Yankees, MLB, ESPN, Kruk and Shulman. Rector is seeking $10 million in damages after the "unending verbal crusade."
However, the ESPN broadcast didn't say any of the things alleged in Rector's suit. Kruk and Shulman did make fun of him for a while, saying the ballpark isn't the place to sleep.