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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.




Since: Jan 21, 2007
Posted on: December 21, 2010 12:15 pm

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

After watching the video, where was the stadium security? Oh yeah, I forgot they were already underneath the stands eating a donut and drinking their Starbucks.

Since: Dec 18, 2010
Posted on: December 21, 2010 12:13 pm

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

really a snowball can cause physical and mental distress. plus physical harm. sounds like seahawks fans are pussy's. its snow. get over it tit baby

Since: Jul 13, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2010 11:39 am

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

First of all, he clearly wasn't hurt.  Second of all, a snowball?  You're gonna admit to being hurt by a snowball?  What a wimp.

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: December 21, 2010 11:38 am

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

Well I guess Seahawk football isn't something to look forward to. Why is this even possible? My god, someone drag this guy out back and shoot him.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 21, 2010 10:26 am

Shaun Ellis getting sued for snow throw

Did Larsen actually get a lawyer to take this rediculous case?  Looks like Ellis has solid countersuit.  Larsen probably hopes for a quick, minor settlement......for $10,000 I'll drop it and go away.  Instead, he should get sued for travel costs, Ellis' time, lawyer fees, etc.  The video evidence clearly shows Larsen's claims to be false.

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