Sleeping Fan Sues Yankees For $10 Million. Have you ever thought that sleeping could make you millions? Probably not because most people understand that no one is going to pay you to sleep. Well that’s not what this New York Yankees fan thought. Andrew Rector, 26, is hoping that a nap that he took during a Yankees and Red Sox game will score him $10 million.
As ridiculous as this sounds, it’s a real lawsuit that Rector filed. The video of him sleeping at the game was nationally televised on ESPN, was noticed by the cameras in the stadium, and was talked about by commentators John Kruck and Dan Shulman. Since Rector was made fun of by numerous people on the internet he is now suing for defamation against the Yankees, MLB, ESPN, Kruck and Shulman. The $10 million is apparently for an “unending verbal crusade.” The lawsuit itself alleges: “Announcers like Dan Shulman and John Kruck [sic] unleashed avalanche of disparaging words against the person of and concerning the plaintiff. These words, include but not limited to ‘stupor, fatty, unintelligent, stupid’ knowing and intending the same to be heard and listened to by millions of people all over the world.”
The lawsuit itself is pretty sloppy and more than likely won’t hold up in any court. ESPN never even talked bad about Rector and the announcers barley took a pass at him. All they said that the ballpark wasn’t a place for sleeping and that he was “oblivious,” but that’s hardly worth $10 million. I guess he’s trying to blame all parties involved for the doings of the internet. If this thing did hold up in court it would change the internet as we know it forever. Check the video out below: