Napping Guy Sues ESPN For Millions Because He Was Teased On Live TV

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Jul. 07, 2014

This is great. Guy goes to Yankees/Sox baseball game. Guy falls asleep during 4th inning. Guy poked fun at on national television. Guy sues for millions in damages.

Andrew Rector, the young man sleeping before you didn't take a liking to the attention he received when he decided to take a quick cat nap during a baseball game between New York and Boston last April which has since turned him into a punching bag for the internet. To be fair, any of the food served at a baseball stadium will likely knock out even the most energetic person.

Really, I can't blame commentators Shulman and Kruk. It is pretty funny, Rector made for the perfect target and it was a nice break from the game which can be a little boring at times. But in all seriousness, he looks dead. I even think his tongue is hanging out.

Watch the clip here:

The legal jargon states that he's now the victim of an "unending verbal crusade". It probably also didn't help that the MLB placed this video on their official youtube channel which has almost 300,000 subscribers (really surprised it's not more!)

Here are some comment gems that I found which one assumes lead to Andrew's lawsuit.

And this is coming from people that don't even know the guy personally. I'm sure it escalated at his work place and wherever else the guy goes, so who knows. I think it's one thing to get poked fun at but when it gets out of hand, I can see someone needing to take action. 

But the amount Andrew is suing for is a totally different story. According to his lawsuit, he's suing ESPN for $10 million which if he had to leave work, got fired, had to go to a doctor for depression, or whatever it is "damaging" occurance came from this video, okay. But suing for that much just because you see an opportunity to make some money, then his cause won't likely come to fruition, but hey, it was worth a shot, Andrew. Hope the legal fees were worth it.

Afterall, this isn't the WORST thing caught by live cameras at a baseball stadium. Take this guy for instance who was caught on camera groping his passed out girlfriend (we assume).

So cheer up, Andrew.  Don't let everyone get you down. If it were me, I'd take the small fame, run with it and make a little money that way because I doubt this lawsuit will really pan out. I'm sure you could get a sketch or two from the late night talk show circuits. That is if you can muster the energy.

What do you guys think? Should Andrew win the lawsuit or just go back to bed? @TODD_SPENCE

484 comments
Philip Tuck
Philip Tuck

Espn should be suing this guy for bring the game into disrepute

Alexandra Busato
Alexandra Busato

i think he has a case he might not get 10 million but he might get a good portion

Gayle Garber
Gayle Garber

He should have really played this up as a funny guy in the media. Instead he chose a different path. His 15 minutes could have played out quite differently ,

Blake Turner
Blake Turner

I'd say that's ESPN's fault. They should've known better. Maybe it'll teach a network to have restraint when they decide to act like morons.

Break.com
Break.com

BREAKING: He's still asleep.

James Pelton Jr.
James Pelton Jr.

He needs some thicker skin...yanks sox and he is sleeping he needs some hazing.

Faulkner Kevin
Faulkner Kevin

throw dog and cat shit @ him. he he heheheheheheheheh

Zach Gamage
Zach Gamage

Be careful. He might want to sue u too :p

Charley Mar
Charley Mar

Pathetic in today's world that losers become winners by whining.

Daniel Newsome
Daniel Newsome

yea watching baseball ranks right up there with golf as far being boring. ....im just sitting here waiting for football.

Franz Lor
Franz Lor

Really?! What an idiot, just cause he got teased on TV!?

Rolando Canales
Rolando Canales

Always trying to find a way to make that easy money lol.

Desyfer
Desyfer User

No....fat disgusting people need to be mocked.  Excellent way to get the message through to them..

Daniel Sosa
Daniel Sosa

anouncers make fun of fans all the time on baseball games. this guy should just get over it. he's just trying to make his 15 seconds of fame into 15 minutes of fame.

Gary Tumbling II
Gary Tumbling II

America: Land of the free and home of the Fat. In being fat, one can sue. America. Fat.

Kathy Jaynes
Kathy Jaynes

No he is aware of what happens to anyone who goes to sleep first!

Adam Sendek
Adam Sendek

He was probably listening to Joe Buck in his earbud.

Barbara Jane
Barbara Jane

Another frivolous lawsuit, that will settle out of court. He's just trying to make a fast buck. So he fell asleep at a game. Big whoop. The judge should toss it out. What a mockery he is making of the already fragile judicial system. He'll keep going until someone stops him. The Yankees and Red Sx should sue him for falling asleep during a classic rivalry game. Dumbass, your 15 minutes of fame is over.

Dan Strobel
Dan Strobel

You can find dozens of people asleep at baseball games!

Victor H Meza
Victor H Meza

No way he should have a case, when you're out in a public event you are open to anything that happens in the stadium so it was his own fault.

DressUpYourPet
DressUpYourPet User

This is why i don't go to sports stadiums.  I can sleep at home for free, not have to pay $8 for a beer, and not get groped by some TSA Nazi.  Plus the game is so exciting these people simply fall asleep out of sheer boredom.  Batter UP

Joshua Michael
Joshua Michael

Also, you said espn is the jerk. Wow, you say that as if espn is represented by one man, who makes all the broadcasting and filming decisions. It would be : THEY ARE JERKS. plural retard, not singular. You cant speak of hundreds of employees as one whole body

Sherron Hayes
Sherron Hayes

Jerk! Idiot! Stupid! Free loader.. Out to get something for nothing!

Jonathan Beeler
Jonathan Beeler

It was probably dirty money,like what he's after this time. If so,he obviously does not care how he spends someone else's money.

Emil-Majercik-606
Emil-Majercik-606 User

I think Andrew Rectum needs to get off his, turn off the X-Box, and go to bed at night. Sue for damages? NO WAY.

Camille-Morgan-647
Camille-Morgan-647 User

Its called a corporation. This means that the corporation itself, not the shareholders that own it, is held legally liable for the actions the business incurs....