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Andrew Rector And The 10 Most Ridiculous Fan Lawsuits In Sports

Andrew Rector And The 10 Most Ridiculous Fan Lawsuits In Sports

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Some people, especially sports fans, are absolutely out of their minds. These 10 fans or group of fans sued various sports entities over the most asinine things. Seeking millions of dollars for petty disturbances is one way to go, but it made these people look ridiculous.

10. Ari Friedman v. Los Angeles Clippers

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10. Ari Friedman v. Los Angeles Clippers

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Year: 2013
Plaintiff: Ari Friedman
Defendant: Los Angeles Clippers
Reason: Texting spam

Friedman reportedly signed up for text alerts from the Clippers during a game one time and received more texts than he wanted. Apparently the team said they wouldn't send unnecessary texts.

9. Josh Finkelman v. NFL

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9. Josh Finkelman v. NFL

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Year: 2014
Plaintiff: Josh Finkelman
Defendant: NFL
Reason: Pricing fans out of Super Bowl

Finkelman claimed that only one percent of all Super Bowl tickets were made available to the general public, and the rest were sold on the secondary market for thousands of dollars. Just chill on your couch and watch the game, man.

8. Carl Mayer v. New England Patriots

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8. Carl Mayer v. New England Patriots

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Year: 2007
Plaintiff: Carl Mayer
Defendant: New England Patriots, Bill Belichick
Reason: Spygate

This man simply sued the Patriots for cheating. While he's at it, he might as well sue Barry Bonds and Alex Rodriguez. Be careful though, A-Rod is likely to sue him right back.

7. Suzanne Peirce v. Philadelphia Phillies

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7. Suzanne Peirce v. Philadelphia Phillies

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Year: 2010
Plaintiff: Suzanne Peirce
Defendant: The Phanatic
Reason: Throwing her into a pool

Allegedly at a hotel, the Phillies' mascot threw Peirce into a pool. While this is bizarre, it took over two years for her to file a lawsuit, so it's safe to say she wasn't permanently scarred by the experience.

6. Multiple People v. Idaho Hockey

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6. Multiple People v. Idaho Hockey

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Year: 2014
Plaintiff: Multiple People
Defendant: Boise Area Arena
Reason: Driving up beer prices

Evidently at minor league hockey games in Boise, they charge $4 for a small beer and $7 for a large beer even though they contain the same amount of liquid. I've got news for you, even if you're paying $4 for a large, you're still getting ripped off.

5. John Coomer v. Kansas City Royals

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5. John Coomer v. Kansas City Royals

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Year: 2013
Plaintiff: John Coomer
Defendant: Kansas City Royals' mascot Slugerrr
Reason: Hit with a hot dog

Coomer was hit with a hot dog wrapped in tin foil thrown behind the back of Slugerrr during a game last season. I guess to be fair, they only tell you to look out for flying baseballs, not hot dogs.

4. Everett Reddy v. Seattle Seahawks

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4. Everett Reddy v. Seattle Seahawks

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Year: 2013
Plaintiff: Everett Reddy
Defendant: Seattle Seahawks
Reason: Hearing loss

Reddy, who goes to several games a season, claims he has hearing loss from going to Seahawks home games. Apparently he had hearing loss before going to games if he hadn't heard about how loud games get in Seattle.

3. David Mancina v. NFL

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3. David Mancina v. NFL

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Year: 2012
Plaintiff: David Mancina
Defendant: NFL
Reason: Saints get off to slow start

Mancina actually sued the NFL for suspending much of the Saints' coaching staff in light of Bountygate. Well, maybe if your defensive coordinator didn't order literal hits on opposing players, you wouldn't find yourself in this mess.

2. Andrew Rector v. New York Yankees

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2. Andrew Rector v. New York Yankees

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Year: 2014
Plaintiff: Andrew Rector
Defendants: New York Yankees, ESPN, ESPN Announcers
Reason: Making fun of him falling asleep at Yankees game

The most recent lawsuit on this list, Rector doesn't have a case. You fell asleep at a baseball game dude, you had everything coming to you that you got from the announcers. Nothing they said was malicious, so I think everything but your ego should be fine.

1. Jerry Wojcik v. Buffalo Bills

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1. Jerry Wojcik v. Buffalo Bills

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Year: 2012
Plaintiff: Jerry Wojcik
Defendant: Buffalo Bills
Reason: Sending too many texts

When Wojcik signed up for text alerts from the Bills, they said they would send 3-5 texts a week. He got six texts one week and seven texts the next. Those extra three texts were enough for him to file the stupidest fan lawsuit in the history of sports.