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Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

Posted on: December 21, 2010 9:36 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Back in December 2008, something crazy happened at Quest Field in Seattle.

It snowed.

Oh, and the Seahawks beat the Jets in the snow and the Seattle fans screamed at the Jets players as they left and Shaun Ellis picked up a giant chunk of snow and lobbed it into the stands.



Seems like forever ago, right?

Well, perhaps it hasn't been that long -- one of the people who claims to have been hit by that chunk of snow, Robert Larsen, is suing Ellis, according to TMZ.

Larsen is supposedly claiming he "has suffered physical injury, humiliation, mental distress, pain and wage loss" as a result of being hit by a giant snowball after an NFL game.

"I woke up this morning, and somebody texted me," Ellis said, according to the New York Daily News. "I was like, 'OK, cool.' I guess the statute of limitations (hasn't ended). I don't know."

The lawsuit is obviously a bit auspicious, to say the least. Especially when you consider that Larsen claims he was holding a Seahawks sign which, according to the video, would make him the same dude that caught the chunk of snow and then celebrated with it in his arms, which you can see in the screenshots from the same YouTube below. How traumatic.

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Comments

Since: Jul 27, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 5:05 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

Am I the only person who thinks that people who file for lawsuits like this should get punished if it gets thrown out of court? There is a reason for lawsuits and its to amend for someone's wrongdoing to the person who was wronged. People abuse it all the time and its ridiculous. If this gets anywhere and costs Ellis ANYTHING, he should turn around and sue this guy for damages. Sure Ellis is a millionaire, but this guy is just wasting everyone's time and making a mockery out of law. He thinks hes being clever and he should be punished for abusing the law. I got sued recently by the bank which owned the house I was renting from a landlord, because my landlord skipped town and never paid the mortgage. They came after me because it was the easiest thing to do. The second I replied with a "threat" from a lawyer, they backed down and never contacted me again. They wouldn't have won in court, but its the fact they people can file these without any repercussion. If i had not known a lawyer who could write a letter for me, I would have had to hire one and it would have cost ME money I need for other important things. and they (the bank) wouldnt lose anything. It's just dumb and makes a joke out of law which is something we should be able to trust



Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2010 4:49 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

What a joke!  I would have thought that the one Calvin Pace #97 peppered in there would have been the one with some sting to it.  To catch it and then cheer about it... what a jerk.  Any thing for a buck. 



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2010 4:43 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

@Rockety and Sall4win- good posts, I am still chuckling.  I agree w/ some of the other posters in hoping that Ellis countersues.  Hopefully, this a$$wipe Larsen will see he won't win and drop this whole nonsensical mess.



Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 4:40 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

if hes getting sued for a snowball. im gonna get a laywer because favre is a little bitch and causes me emotion stress



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 3:22 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

We need a law on the books that sentences people to a few weeks in jail for wasting our time and dollars with these frivolous lawsuits. It's getting out of hand. At least make them think it over before filing cheap lawsuits that they'll never win.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 1:56 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

I hate the Jets, so, uh, go ahead and lock Ellis up, throw away the key.

Go Pats.





Since: Jan 8, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2010 1:37 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

I'm suing CBS for this story.  I'm also suing everyone who responded to this story.  Lastly, I'm suing the NFL because I don't think I'll make any money on the first two.



Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: December 21, 2010 1:21 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

What D Bag, like others have said, this guy should be countersued by Ellis. I guess he didnt realize he was on Candid Camera?! I wonder if he will continue on with the suit knowing this video is out there.



Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 1:14 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

im suing the nfl for the abysmal thing they call the nfc west, talk about mental anguish, nobody wants to win that thing.



Since: Nov 30, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2010 12:51 pm
 

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

This guy deserves the countersuit.  I hope Ellis doesnt settle with this clown.



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