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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.

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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Two years later...what took so long, had to find a lawyer who would take his bogus case....pain and suffering indeed!!!

1402 days ago


furthering the wuss-ification of America.

1402 days ago


Anything to make a quick buck....

1402 days ago


Come on, that was just good clean fun. Yeah, he really looks to have some physical & mental distress holding onto that snowball like he found a big gold nugget! I'm glad somebody caught this on camera to show what a liar he is! Ellis should counter-sue!!

1402 days ago


complete bull****. emotional pain my ass. did you see him celebrating because he was holding a snowball! I'm a young guy but i can tell when somebody is "hurt" and when somebody is having fun. He knows Ellis has money and he is just looking for ways to get some of it from him. What a baby!

1401 days ago

JO Blow    

This MAN IS A LIAR,CHEAT,and will SCAM anyone I Personaly know him and I hope they question and Investigate this FAKE LAWSUIT...Hard times brings out this LAWSIUT...2 years after the fact BS.....HE NEVER WAS HURT PHYSICALY...NOW MENTALY that a FACT...OH soooo Pathetic MR.FAKE LAWSUIT Larsen!!you will get caught and hope you are punished to the fullest

1401 days ago


Come on! This guy was holding the massive snowball up and waving. How the heck are you severely distressed?? lmao

1399 days ago


Love the #9 comment,funny and I agree!
The man that got hit with the snowball,it's obvious he's after money!

1399 days ago


LARSEN FOR PRESIDENT!! NOT!!! get over yourself and consider it a gift. nobody cares about your boo boo. cant you think of something a little better to wine about. get a job that doesnt consist of cheating your way thru life to make a fast buck. my 8 year old wouldnt have cried had ellis thrown that his way. put your big boy undies on and quit cryin

1398 days ago


These people and their lawyers should be fined by the court systems for even bringing up these frivolous lawsuits.

1397 days ago


The putz filed this lawsuit not thinking there was any footage of his dumbass dancing in the stands after being "targeted" by Ellis. What a s*** bag....looking for a payday.

1395 days ago
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