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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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46.

Dan    

Please don't think all Seahawk fans are like this. This guy is a douche and gives Hawks fans a bad name!

1349 days ago
47.

MP    

He doesn't seem too bent out of shape about it right afterward. I hope the judge tosses this out as a frivolous lawsuit and makes him pay all court costs. That said, if you're going to throw a snowball at someone make it a little smaller and don't aim for the face.

1349 days ago
48.

stumpy    

50 posts 50 votes that
this guy is a loser
ive never seen this type of agreement
on tmz lol

1349 days ago
49.

Dandy Dan    

TMZ, did YOU look at the video, the guy is cheering, "playing up" to the fact he has the snowball, Also the Jets loosing to the Seahawks was a regular season game,
Seahawks are NFC, Jets are AFC, this game had nothing to do with the Jets loosing in the playoffs...
TMZ, why do you always leave huge wholes in your stories in which you loose credibility.

1349 days ago
50.

Scurvy Dog    

IF Larsen is the guy holding the ice chunk and celebrating,then he should be sued by the rest of America!

Mental Distress? Lets give this guy real distress. I cant stand fake claims, if that is what it is.

1349 days ago
51.

Amelia    

What is going to be even more messed up is if a judge actually awards this idiot some money. Not only should it be thrown out of court, this douchebag should have to pay all of the court costs and the judge should give him a swift kick in the a** on his way out the door!

1349 days ago
52.

Sarsie    

Ok, he can hold onto the snow ball for 29 of the 46 seconds of this video....I'd have to say he hurt himself! Go get Shaun!!!

1349 days ago
53.

embryg    

He really looks like he is mentally distressed. Why is everyone so ready to sue....could it be because 96% of all the lawyers in the world live in the U.S. Grow up and chill out. I hope the judge makes you pay all the legal fees and that he counter sues you.

1349 days ago
54.

R.J    

I see it..He's even yelling...like he's having fun..yeah I see it now....WOW...WoW...

1349 days ago
55.

FLSTF    

I bet this guy heckles at EVERY game waiting for the big payout.

He doesn't deserve a dime. His pain and suffering is from carrying the chunk of snow with one hand as he's doing the happy dance. I'm sure he went back into work asking his friends if they saw him on TV.

At least he's making an arse out of himself by coming out with this ridiculous claim.

Happy Holidays.

1349 days ago
56.

FLSTF    

I bet this guy heckles at EVERY game waiting for the big payout.

He doesn't deserve a dime. His pain and suffering is from carrying the chunk of snow with one hand as he's doing the happy dance. I'm sure he went back into work asking his friends if they saw him on TV.

At least he's making an arse out of himself by coming out with this ridiculous claim.

Happy Holidays.

1349 days ago
57.

Cheryl    

Bet this guy didn't know this video existed when he files suit. Hope he gets nothing and has to pay for waisting the courts time.

1349 days ago
58.

crazymomma    

Hope he saved the snow ball for evidence!

1349 days ago
59.

Melly    

Hmm....I didn't see any PHYSICAL distress/damage when he was doing his little jig dance at the end. Pathetic.

1349 days ago
60.

Kelly    

Wow he looks real distressed and the physical emotion is so evident l mean look how he carries the snow ball and then starts to dance around and wave to the crowd what a d-bag this is the type of guy that sucks the life out of people not to mention money from tax payers to have this bogus law suit go through the court system. I hope the judge throws a snowball at him in court!!

1349 days ago
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