Seattle Seahawk fan sues Jets player Shaun Ellis for throwing chunk of snow

Robert Larsen, a Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder, has filed an injury lawsuit against Shaun Ellis of the New York Jets.

In his lawsuit, Larsen claims he suffered physical and emotional pain when Ellis threw a chunk of snow into the stands after the Jets lost to the Seahawks on December 21, 2008.

Larsen said he was targeted by Ellis because he held a Seahawks sign. The NFL fined Ellis $10,000 in the incident.

A video of the incident shows an angry Ellis hitting Larsen with a large chunk of snow. Although Larsen claims physical injury, humiliation, mental distress and other losses, the video of the incident shows Larsen holding the snow chunk over his head gleefully after it was thrown at him.

We wonder how the jury will view the video and what evidence Larsen will supply to the jury as evidence of injury.

Larsen waited two years to file a lawsuit but Washington’s statute of limitation for a personal injury lawsuit extends to three years.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people with serious personal injuries due to the negligence of wrongful act of another. We are a Seattle personal injury law firm dedicated to helping people with serious personal injuries and their families seek civil justice.

Source: Jets’ Shaun Ellis confirms lawsuit over snowball
Posted: December 20, 2010
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