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NY Jets Star

Sued for Attacking Fan ...

with Snowball

12/20/2010 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

NY Jets defensive superstar Shaun Ellis must have one hell of an arm -- because dude was just sued for firing a snowball at a Seattle Seahawks fan who claims the icy attack caused him physical and emotional pain.

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The infamous snowball incident (see video below) went down in 2008 -- after the Jets lost to the Seahawks ... and were subsequently eliminated from the playoffs. 

According to the lawsuit, Ellis was bitter about the defeat ... and as he walked off the field, he "stopped, picked up a large block or chunk or packed snow ... and threw it into the crowd" ... striking a man named Robert Larsen.

In the suit, Larsen -- a Seahawks season ticket holder -- claims he had been waving a pro-Seahawks sign ... which made him a perfect snowball target.

Larsen claims Ellis said the snowball toss was "all in fun" -- but Larsen says he was seriously messed up in the incident ... and has suffered physical injury, humiliation, mental distress, pain and wage loss.

No word on how much cash Larsen is looking to rake in.



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16.

TrixLaRue    

Well, its obvious isn't it. The humiliation was undoubtedly caused by that little dance he did with the snowball.

1348 days ago
17.

Emm    

Welcome to America - "Land of the frivolous lawsuits".

This A**hole was one of those whinny little jerks that ran home to mama when then neighborhood kids were snowball fighting and he got hit. T*t

Send him some cheese for that whine, and a pacifier in place of his mama's t*t.

1348 days ago
18.

Michelle    

Larson.......YOU!BIG!*****!!! I hope all of your friends are making fun of you....I know everybody else in the country is....NANCY BOY!!!

1348 days ago
19.

Michelle    

Lason..........YOU BIG NANCY BOY *****!!!!

1348 days ago
20.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

Im just glad he didn't RAPE someone as Pro athelets have become accustomed to doing!!!!

1348 days ago
21.

Karla    

It took him almost 2 years to figure out he was hurt and emotionally challenged????? What a scam

1348 days ago
22.

Rico    

There was a gorilla at the LA zoo that threw his own poop at people walking by. Some throw poop, some throw snowballs.

1348 days ago
23.

Quinn    

I really hate all these arseholes who are clogging up the legal system with bullchit lawsuits. You know, someone has to actually read that crap and decide on it. It's a waste of time. Grrrrr!

1348 days ago
24.

Skippy La Rue    

Where does it say that the guy that was carrying the snowball is the guy thats gong to sue????

1348 days ago
25.

karlew    

Someone who ended up being a big time celebrity here in Canada smacked me in the head with a snowball when we were 9 or 10. I wonder if I would be able to blame all of life's problems on that and sue her ass off? Lawsuit would have about as much merit as this.

1348 days ago
26.

fidencio Velasco    

This is one of the reasons our economy is so screwed. The case should be immediately dismissed. That video shows ther was no injury to the fan. The guy is a schmuck

1348 days ago
27.

dev    

From what I saw the guy loved getting ht with snow boulder. What a piece! Lets wait 2 years then file a lawsuit. I hope they watch this video and throw his ass in jail for wasting their time.

1348 days ago
28.

Saigon786    

What a waste of everyones time. Hey Larson did you sue everyone who threw a snowballs at you when you were growing up!!!

1348 days ago
29.

Seattle Resident    

I believe this guy, Robert Larson, is the guy who owns a ton of car dealerships around here. He's not hurting for money at all and by the way he's shaking that snowball around after, I don't think he's hurting anywhere at all.

1348 days ago
30.

Truth    

DUDE JUST LOST THE CASE. DAMN, IF THE BITCH IS HOLDING A 20 LB PACK OF ICE AND WAVING TO THE CROWD NOT MUCH IS SAID FOR INJURY OR EMOTIONAL DISTRESS. WHAT A BUCKET OF BULLSHIET!! THROWN OUT OF COURT FO SHO.

1348 days ago
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