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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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101 COMMENTS

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31.

Johnny Rocketship    

looks to me like the douchebag was having a pretty good time. court will eat him up with this video. f&@%$^&$%#ing loser.

1400 days ago
32.

Home Skillet    

I hope the judge laffs soooo hard at this d-bag's azz!!! And, I hate the Jets! So, that's telling you something! Robert Larson (however you spell it) - you're a tool!

1400 days ago
33.

LAWRENCE    

Sorry but that video clearly shows this guy is full of it. Maybe next time he should fake an injury if he wants to make a buck or two.

1400 days ago
34.

soulofanangel    


Be grateful it wasn't a dinosaur bone!

The fan doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell with any lawsuit.

Just winter fun.

1400 days ago
35.

Ty    

Liar and a loser. People like this should pay for all legal expenses and for all the bad publicity done to the celebrity.

1400 days ago
36.

edge70    

Gimme a break. Prime example of why people cant have fun anymore without worrying about being sued. Especially people with money. God bless the lawyers...

1400 days ago
37.

MIDNIGHT TOKER    

IF THAT GIANT SNOWBALL HAD HIT A CHILD IT WOULD BE MURDER 1

OHHH THE HUMANITY
PUT THAT ANIMAL IN JAIL

1400 days ago
38.

Lekili    

This idiot has visions of dollar signs dancing in his head. There is no way he was hurt nor does he look humiliated, pain and suffering........from what?
The judge needs to throw this case out and get on to more important issues.

1400 days ago
39.

Master Po    

Well the camera angle sure killed any claim he may of had. Have another drink *******. I never understood the "look at me" guys who wear opposing teams jerseys to stadiums. Their lives must be super fulfilling.

1400 days ago
40.

Roger    

He lost his case when he picked it back up and posing with it. He's just a money sucking tick wanting his 15 mins of fame.

1400 days ago
41.

Cooper    

you can always tell when the economy is bad - people want to file stupid lawsuits......

1400 days ago
42.

Jason    

WHATEVER!!!! If you watch the video, the guy who got the "snow ball" thrown at him, looked like he was having the time of his life when it hit him. Then he preceded to pick it up and wave it around like it was gold!! REALLY?!?! And then of course we get to the fact that 2 years later he is just now wanting to sue? WOW!!

1400 days ago
43.

Firefly    

He didn't know that they had this video when he filed the claim. HaHaHa He's now a proven idiot! No lying your way out of this one.

1400 days ago
44.

djdeej94    

for being "seriously messed" the guy sure loooks like he's havine one hello***oodtime after he retriees the large chunk, held onto it, kept waving and danced.. HURT SCHMURT! Throw this out and move on - he's a LIAR LIAR SNOWBALL ON FIRE!

1400 days ago
45.

Glenda     

What a bunch of crap !!!!!!!!

1400 days ago
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