Streaker hit by player at CFL game hires lawyer, says he was injured

AP

Football players should be careful about how they approach fans who run on the field, lest they face a lawsuit.

Last week a fan ran on the field at a Canadian Football League game and was flattened by Marcell Young, a defensive back for the B.C. Lions. Now that fan says Young injured him, and he has hired a lawyer.

The fan’s lawyer released a statement saying he “suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being violently struck by BC Lions player Marcell Young.”

The fan was fined $115 for trespassing. He obviously didn’t belong on the field, although the CFL (and the NFL, and any sports league) would probably prefer that players let security handle it, rather than get involved in apprehending runaway fans themselves. In the days of Mike Curtis, a player could get away with decking a fan. But these days, fans can be quite litigious.

126 responses to “Streaker hit by player at CFL game hires lawyer, says he was injured

  1. I wonder if there’s anything on the back on a ticket in really, really small print that addresses the risk you take when you do something that incredibly stupid.

  2. The solution is for teams (or really, leagues) to enact very, very strict penalties for those who run on the field. Large fines, mandatory bans from stadiums league wide, etc.

    One bone-headed fan is gonna require hours of lawyer and compliance professional fees for new rules to be enacted, etc. and it sucks. But that’s todays society where rules and rules and more rules are needed.

    How about one rule: You go on the field, you assume the risk of being tackled like the idiot you are. He probably had the brain damage prior to deciding to go on the field with 300lb physical specimens with pads and helmets on

  3. OMG really?
    If the perp didn’t streak in the first place, the player would not have had to tackle him.
    In this era of allowing shoplifters to shoplift so that confrontation is avoided, letting car thieves to get away if they take off on a chase so that other motorists are not hurt, I fully expect a Canadian court to side with the streaker because that’s what socialists do…they side with the dregs of society in exchange for their vote.
    I wish that the player had hit him even harder.
    Now there will be copycats if the court sides with this idiot streaker. Who then will be responsible? Can security shoot or rough up the perp? They should be able to since stadiums are private property.

  4. I thought the player was totally wrong ,the venue hires people to handle these things ,he he felt he was in danger the player should have walked off the field !

  5. What a freaking loser – i hope anyone that is that guys friend publicy lambasts the hell out of him. Jerks like this is why we cant have anything nice. Next thing you know we will have big fences around the field for liability.

  6. I would imagine Mr. Young’s defense lawyer will argue that a naked man running onto the field of play, knowing that he should not be there (clothed or unclothed) presumes the risk of injury. Additionally, he was the proximate cause of his “serious injuries, and thus Mr. Young is not liable.

  7. Lawyer: “Mr. Sansweet didn’t ask to be saved, Mr. Sansweet didn’t want to be saved! And the injuries received from Mr. Incredible’s `actions’, so called, causes him daily pain!”

    Mr. Incredible: “I saved your life!”

    Mr. Sansweet: “You didn’t save my life – you ruined my death!”

  8. If the judge has any brain cells the case should be thrown out. The fan had no business going on the field and he assumed the responsibility that he could get flattened. On top of that, who knows if the guy is dangerous or not. I’d ask the judge what he’d do if someone came into his backyard running around like that? I’d say I’d do the same thing the player did. I’m calling BS on his claim of brain damage. I’d also make him pay the Young’s lawyer’s fees. I think at some point people need to be personally responsible for their actions instead of acting like a horse’s patoot then blaming someone else when they get hurt. I’d also have the guy thrown in jail if I could…along with his muck-raking lawyer.

  9. As much as I felt some satisfaction in hearing the story of an idiot fan getting decked, the player put himself in substantial jeopardy both civilly and criminally with his actions.

  10. What more than likely happened is lawyers were lined up on this dumb kids porch before he made it home from the clink. We all saw what he did – not the brightest student in the room – so the honest* lawyers were right there to help him out.

  11. dryzzt23 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:25 am
    OMG really?
    If the perp didn’t streak in the first place, the player would not have had to tackle him.
    In this era of allowing shoplifters to shoplift so that confrontation is avoided, letting car thieves to get away if they take off on a chase so that other motorists are not hurt, I fully expect a Canadian court to side with the streaker because that’s what socialists do…they side with the dregs of society in exchange for their vote.
    I wish that the player had hit him even harder.
    Now there will be copycats if the court sides with this idiot streaker. Who then will be responsible? Can security shoot or rough up the perp? They should be able to since stadiums are private property.

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    Either you’re a paid blog commenter, or you really, really have some unresolved issues you’re taking out from a conservative standpoint. Either way, change your name. It’s offensive to all the elves who look up to Drizzt.

    With regards to the story, uh, yeah, dude ran on a field full of 22 guys who weight lift daily and play a high contact sport.

    What did he exactly think would happen? Case will get tossed and he’ll be stuck with legal fees.

  12. And here I thought this only happened in America. I have a feeling the player might be forking over a few Canadian pesos. Wait, it IS pesos, right?

  13. Yes the security people in BC were totally ineffectual and this just went on and on. It’s ridiculous that a player had to step in.

  14. just because someone acts like an idiot doesn’t mean you can attempt to injure him. And what is it with people thinking it’s OK to hit someone when they have no idea it’s coming.

    They are both idiots, both should be punished appropriately. One for trespassing, the other for assault.

  15. I’ll just cite the famous Madison v Gordon case – “That’s assault, brother.”

  16. This is akin to the Liar Liar robbery story where the robber, while breaking in, fell on a knife and sued the homeowner…and won $6,000.

    “I’D HAVE GOT ‘EM TEN!!”

    This absolutely needs to be thrown out.

  17. Oh, and I don’t know if people are aware but this guy was banned from BC Lions game… until next season. And then they were going to welcome him back.

    They’re seemingly so desperate in Vancouver to even get 20,000 people to their refurbished stadium – where the upper desk is now completely curtained off – that they didn’t want to lose the guy?

    NFL fans tell me: if this he had done this during an NFL game, wouldn’t he be banned for life?

  18. All the “pro-life” conservatives in the US are just fine with a player going out of his way, outside of the game, to do enormous violence on someone. This is not to defend the trespasser. But your morality is so warped, that you allow something as minor as this to be met with possibly deadly force, just as your police are allowed to do. The US and American conservatives are an anti-life, immoral, hypocritical disgrace.

  19. I hope everyone got a chance to see the hit. This will be used as an example for the NFL this year. Player did’nt use his head or his helmet, but his shoulder & upper body and followed through. Text book hit that the NFL can teach.

  20. Player should counter with a suit against the fan for trespassing at his place of employment. This day and age if a guy runs at you who knows if he’s got a gun/knife or anything else. Dude got what was coming to him. Can’t yell fire in a crowded theater, this should be along those lines. Hope this gets thrown out.

  21. The streaker was an idiot, but the player should have stayed out of it. His job is not security and the way he handled was a way that would get a security person fired.

    I know nothing about the Canadian court system, but if the streaker is able to win his case, I hope the jury awards him 1 Canadian dollar.

  22. oker65 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:38 am
    Can you sue someone when you get hurt while actively breaking the law?

    You sure can. Already a number of cases like this. But look at it this way, stealing is breaking the law. If a guy is stealing a pack of gum he’s breaking the law but you can’t take a Louisville Slugger to his kneecaps if he does. Otherwise, there’d be open season of driver who don’t fully stop, run red lights etc. Jaywalkers? fuggetaboutit

  23. billzbubb says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:56 am
    The streaker was an idiot, but the player should have stayed out of it. His job is not security and the way he handled was a way that would get a security person fired.

    I know nothing about the Canadian court system, but if the streaker is able to win his case, I hope the jury awards him 1 Canadian dollar.

    Which is appropriately in this case named a looney.

  24. So many of you are failing to understand the simple concept that doing something wrong doesn’t mean you deserve whatever happens to you, no matter what.

    The penalty for jaywalking isn’t to be shot, it’s to be given a tIcket. The penalty for running naked onto a field isn’t to be physically assaulted by anyone who feels like hitting you, it’s to be given a ticket.

    This mindset of “if someone acts stupid, anything that happens next is their fault” is, well, stupid.

  25. stung4ever1983 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Give him a one penny award, and force him to pay his attorney’s fees.
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    His attorney knows hey wont win – and they dont care about winning this one. They are just using the dumb kid as advertisement to spread their name. And, sadly, it is working. Lawyers are an evil money hungry bunch. More than likely they are paying the kid just to represent him.

  26. stung4ever1983 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Give him a one penny award, and force him to pay his attorney’s fees.
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    Give him nothing, give his lawyer nothing, and force them both to split court fees.

  27. Did the security staff suffer any injuries from chasing him? Did the overweight guy suffer emotional trauma from being seen running after him?

    The guy got what he deserved. If you didn’t want a player to hit you, you should have stayed away from them.

  28. kevpft says:

    This mindset of “if someone acts stupid, anything that happens next is their fault” is, well, stupid.
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    you must have voted democrat . . . yes – you reap what you sow. You do dumb stuff you pay an equal or greater price. Whatever dumb situation put yourself in, you need to know their is going to be repercusions. The dumb kid may have lived off a silver spoon. And money means nothing to him. A good throttle to the head is what he needed. We all know that. Cmon guy – take off your pampers. You do the crime – you better be ready to pay whatever price you have coming.

  29. Reminds me of James Harrison giving that drunk Cleveland fan the Rock Bottom. The only court proceedings that were involved there was the next day when he was released and had to face the media all bruised up and hungover. Total public humiliation is the only way to handle something like this. Case closed

  30. If it wasn’t a player bringing him down, he would have been tackled by security. Either way, it was reasonable to assume that HE WAS GOING TO GET TACKLED TO THE GROUND… HARD, especially as he eluded security and taunted them. Tickets for all sporting events have fine print on them that say things like, “Do not enter the field of play”, and as long as that was on his ticket, he has no case whatsoever.

  31. stung4ever1983 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Give him a one penny award, and force him to pay his attorney’s fees.
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    We got rid of pennies. 🙂

  32. In NY, down Mets and Yankees games of you run on the field on a Friday or Saturday game you go to general population holding cell and are kept overnight till morning judge can see you. This does a pretty good job of keeping down fans running on the field down!

  33. If you’ve seen the pictures of the Snipers perched above some of the Super Bowls and Championships then you realize this is something the leagues take seriously.

    It’s only a matter of time before a Football Player gets attacked on the field as they already have been in other sports. Right now there are no major consequences. A fine and trespassing? What? Court & Field Storming somehow still hasn’t been completely banned.

    A tennis star has already been stabbed. Soccer players and refs have been beaten and killed. This practice needs to end, immediately. Hope this idiot doesn’t get rewarded and this case is thrown out instantly.

  34. eroschmidt says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:31 am
    From what I understand – this will be thrown out of court quickly in Canada.

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    Don’t be too sure. We’ve given a terrorist 10 million dollars.

  35. kevpft says:
    June 21, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    So many of you are failing to understand the simple concept that doing something wrong doesn’t mean you deserve whatever happens to you, no matter what.

    The penalty for jaywalking isn’t to be shot, it’s to be given a tIcket. The penalty for running naked onto a field isn’t to be physically assaulted by anyone who feels like hitting you, it’s to be given a ticket.

    This mindset of “if someone acts stupid, anything that happens next is their fault” is, well, stupid.

    Right here, this. This is why we’re in such a mess. Where does this “logic” come from? Whose fault is it? Sue the rope company if someone hangs themselves. Brilliant.

  36. Here is the players view point. “I tackled him before someone shot him. I was saving his life”

  37. The lawyer that took this case gives the rest of us a bad name — not that our names were all that great to begin with. . . .

  38. Wow. Lawsuit? Surprising………

    What’s not surprising is saving 15% or more on your………..

  39. My initial thought was ‘you invited it through your actions’. But then I thought that any partially clothed streaker expects to be corralled by security, arrested and fined. They don’t expect football players to take cheap shots at them. I’ll be in the vast minority, but I don’t want football players licking their lips and thinking I’ll take a free shot at any fan who enters the field. Be a football player and let security do their job.

  40. The sad thing here is the lawyer that took his suit. I have been a successful, practicing attorney for many years. I wouldn’t have touched this one with a ten foot pole. Disgusting!

  41. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:26 am
    I thought the player was totally wrong ,the venue hires people to handle these things ,he he felt he was in danger the player should have walked off the field !
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    Go back to your safe place softie

  42. arwiv says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:28 am
    The age of the frivolous lawsuit. I was born in 1970….I wish I was born in 1870.

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    But where would you post your football comments?

  43. Attorney for the player will argue, in today’s world, there was no telling what the idiot running on the field would do next, so my client defended himself and others on the field. This is a case of self defense and defence of others.

    Not to mention now the player fears he may be the target in the future, and suffers “mild PTSD” that will effect his future earning potential.

    You are asking my client for 10k, no problem, but our counter suit is for 500k. We can settle right now for these numbers and you can say you won your case…

  44. bmorepositive123 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:23 am

    The solution is for teams (or really, leagues) to enact very, very strict penalties for those who run on the field. Large fines, mandatory bans from stadiums league wide, etc.

    It’s not the teams/leagues that have legal jurisdiction. It’s up to the cities and states/provinces where the venue is located. Most places, trespassing is a disorderly persons/misdemeanor offense, in some places a lowest-grade felony. Don’t know about Canada, but virtually all pro sports stadiums/arenas in the US have police on site to make arrests of such people. The perpetrator is usually banned from the building as part of the judgment. The team’s penalty is generally revocation of ticket privileges.

  45. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:26 am
    I thought the player was totally wrong ,the venue hires people to handle these things ,he he felt he was in danger the player should have walked off the field
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    I agree with elmer! When i saw the video I thought, uh-oh he really jacked that guy up who then was motionless on the ground. I hate to break it to the land of PFT posters, but anytime you take law enforcement matters into your own hands you are exposing yourself to potential liability, and in this case, I bet not only the player, but the team is now exposed to potential liability. Leave law enforcement to the law enforcement profesisonals.

  46. logast says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:38 am
    What a moron. He got off easy. Any surprise he has retained an attorney? Is this Michael Avanatti’s latest client?

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    I think Avanatti is fighting Mark Geragos for the client

  47. kickscreamnap says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:40 am
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    dryzzt23 says:

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    Either you’re a paid blog commenter, or you really, really have some unresolved issues you’re taking out from a conservative standpoint. Either way, change your name. It’s offensive to all the elves who look up to Drizzt.
    ===========================================================

    That poster is a massive Trump supporter. 90% of his posts are about bashing “liberals”.

  48. The streaker should be treated like a terrorist. Just because he didn’t have a weapon in his hand does not mean he should be viewed as harmless.

  49. Sniff … HONK! … Boo Hoo! Running onto the field shows he had brain malfunctions before he even entered the stadium. Should have kept his dumb ass up in the stands where it belongs. Hope he spends a ton on lawyer’s fees … and loses. That would be justice.

    Why should a judge invite additional morons onto the field by giving this guys’ case any credence at all?

  50. Before that father and son team (future Trumptards) jumped out of the stands and stabbed that baseball player, I would have said “no need to hurt someone running on the field”. The streaker put himself there, end of story. No doubt he was harmless, but if he had stayed in the stands with everyone else, his little brain would be fine right now.

  51. It’s the year 2018 B.C.
    Your’e sitting in the Colosseum watching the Gladiators vs. the Lions (real lions). Someone liquored up on wine decides to jump into the arena. A lion jumps on him and proceeds to eat him. Does his family sue the Coloseum because the lion ate him?

  52. The guy would have to prove that he suffered his brain damage right on that hit, not when he was being manhandled off the field by sevurity. And really there are devinate signs that bran damage was a pre-existing condition.

    Frankly, I think all guards and players that had to get physically involved in the encounter should file their own suits saying they were harmed by it.

  53. I cant understand how these soft ads people on here are feeling sorry for this guy. Bottom line, HE DOESNT GO ON THE FIELD NO OF THIS HAPPENS!!!! So now it’s the players fault? Gtfoh. And the genius who said when you jaywalk you get a ticket. Let the punishment fit the crime. Check and see how many people are hit and killed jaywalking every day

  54. Streaker dude, piece of advice from an old man:

    Don’t cause the storm then complain about the rain! You got what you deserved that is their universe not yours and you have no business in their world.

  55. richndc says:
    June 21, 2018 at 1:33 pm
    Before that father and son team (future Trumptards) jumped out of the stands and stabbed that baseball player, I would have said “no need to hurt someone running on the field”. The streaker put himself there, end of story. No doubt he was harmless, but if he had stayed in the stands with everyone else, his little brain would be fine right now.

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    I knew it was going to be tough for anyone to find a way to connect a Trump reference into a streaking incident at a sporting event in another country.

  56. Getting hurt is the consequence for being a dumb a$$. Any good judge should laugh at him and dismiss the case if it gets that far.

  57. dmoney253 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I agree with elmer! When i saw the video I thought, uh-oh he really jacked that guy up who then was motionless on the ground. I hate to break it to the land of PFT posters, but anytime you take law enforcement matters into your own hands you are exposing yourself to potential liability, and in this case, I bet not only the player, but the team is now exposed to potential liability. Leave law enforcement to the law enforcement profesisonals.
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    Sorry, but do not agree. I am not looking for any props for this but a few years back I helped police block in a vehicle during a high speed chase. Did substantial damage to my truck in the process. Later found out the driver had severely hurt & hospitalized 3 people just minutes before. Had I, or someone else, not acted this guy could have easily killed someone within minutes. I received a thanks and plaque from the PD, but did what any American with a pair should do. Are you really telling us you’d feel the same if a family members live got saved by a caring citizen? Didn’t think so.

  58. This happened in British Columbia, not California. If the streaker gets anything, it won’t be a 6 or 7 figure amount. A $10,000 settlement would be a huge score for him, given the law up here regarding proportional liability and quantification of damages.

    He’ll likely settle the whole thing for a box of Timbits and a two-four of Molson’s.

  59. ‘Can you sue someone when you get hurt while actively breaking the law?”

    In the US you can. I saw a case a year or two ago of a burglar who fell and broke an arm or a leg or something in the target’s house, couldn’t get out as a result and got arrested for burglary. He then sued the person whose house he was robbing for “unsafe conditions” or some such in civil court and won a settlement, though I don’t remember how large.

    There are occasionally examples of people winning insane claims like this. Our legal system is screwed up. In most of the rest of the developed world they limit lawsuits like this by requiring the person filing the suit to pay the defendant’s legal expenses if they can’t prove their case and lose. The legal lobbyists in this country are so powerful that they have many times blocked “tort reform” or whatever its called in the US where there was an effort to put a similar restriction in place here in the US. The ambulance chasers make very sure that never happens here.

  60. dieselguy19 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 3:02 pm
    dmoney253 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I agree with elmer! When i saw the video I thought, uh-oh he really jacked that guy up who then was motionless on the ground. I hate to break it to the land of PFT posters, but anytime you take law enforcement matters into your own hands you are exposing yourself to potential liability, and in this case, I bet not only the player, but the team is now exposed to potential liability. Leave law enforcement to the law enforcement profesisonals.
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    Sorry, but do not agree. I am not looking for any props for this but a few years back I helped police block in a vehicle during a high speed chase. Did substantial damage to my truck in the process. Later found out the driver had severely hurt & hospitalized 3 people just minutes before. Had I, or someone else, not acted this guy could have easily killed someone within minutes. I received a thanks and plaque from the PD, but did what any American with a pair should do. Are you really telling us you’d feel the same if a family members live got saved by a caring citizen? Didn’t think so.

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    In your case had you not acted more people could have gotten killed or hurt so that was a really heroic and good thing you did, and I admire the bravery you showed. But in this case had the streaker not been hit maybe a few more people would have had to see his goods but thats about it.

    But still I do think the judge is going to see that as a public service and lean as far has he can for the player.

  61. I’ve watched Judge Judy enough to know you have to come into court with “clean hands”.

  62. I remember watching a KC Royals game on TV when two shirtless scumbags jumped the first base coach and started beating the hell out of him, right in front of a dugout filled with highly conditioned athletes who swing large wooden sticks at tiny high-speed objects for a living.

    The scumbags got lucky: When the dugout cleared, not a single player thought to bring along his bat.

    You enter the field of play, you should consider yourself a target.

  63. arwiv says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:28 am

    The age of the frivolous lawsuit. I was born in 1970….I wish I was born in 1870.
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    You actually believe there weren’t frivolous lawsuits in 1870?

  64. I say if the league has to pay any medical bills, the league should also counter-sue for the exact same amount for causing a security threat to everyone on the field.

  65. Why would the player even bother to get involved? My guess is the player is also prone to off field violence. He saw an opportunity and thought he had a blank check to deck the guy versus allowing security to restrain the guy and remove him. If he were security or a police officer, he’d be accused of police brutality.

  66. dmoney253 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I agree with elmer! When i saw the video I thought, uh-oh he really jacked that guy up who then was motionless on the ground. I hate to break it to the land of PFT posters, but anytime you take law enforcement matters into your own hands you are exposing yourself to potential liability, and in this case, I bet not only the player, but the team is now exposed to potential liability. Leave law enforcement to the law enforcement profesisonals.

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    Again that’s whats wrong with our society……NO ACCOUNTABILITY! There’s always an excuse or blaming someone because they did something or turned their life turned out a certain way. You did it your’re held accountable, do not dishonor your name. Take the consequences of your actions like an adult. Thats like blaming your mistress because she gave you an STD, you know you’re not supposed to be there but you went there anyway, no you pay the price! Society is getting dumber and dumber and the Liberals are getting bolder and bolder ….damn thank god I’ll be long gone when this nation goes in the crapper.

  67. dieselguy19 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 3:02 pm
    dmoney253 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I agree with elmer! When i saw the video I thought, uh-oh he really jacked that guy up who then was motionless on the ground. I hate to break it to the land of PFT posters, but anytime you take law enforcement matters into your own hands you are exposing yourself to potential liability, and in this case, I bet not only the player, but the team is now exposed to potential liability. Leave law enforcement to the law enforcement profesisonals.
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    Sorry, but do not agree. I am not looking for any props for this but a few years back I helped police block in a vehicle during a high speed chase. Did substantial damage to my truck in the process. Later found out the driver had severely hurt & hospitalized 3 people just minutes before. Had I, or someone else, not acted this guy could have easily killed someone within minutes. I received a thanks and plaque from the PD, but did what any American with a pair should do. Are you really telling us you’d feel the same if a family members live got saved by a caring citizen? Didn’t think so.
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    Good job bro, I hope the city paid for the damage to your truck. Clearly if it is a matter of life or death, then yes intervene. But with a shoplifter, a streaker, someone who poses no danger of substantial bodily injury or death to others, then let law enforcement deal with it.

  68. First he has to convince a jury or judge he deserves the judgement. It could come down to you got what you deserved for breaking the law. Pay your own bills dipstick

  69. lanman11 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 4:02 pm
    Why would the player even bother to get involved? My guess is the player is also prone to off field violence. He saw an opportunity and thought he had a blank check to deck the guy versus allowing security to restrain the guy and remove him. If he were security or a police officer, he’d be accused of police brutality.

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    Actually when these guys get tackled by security its still a pretty hard go down. And sometimes the security guards, who are in nowhere near the conditionfor rough stuff, get hurt just like the guy they tackled. The player spared the guards that risk and just put all the injury risk in one place which also happened to be the guy causing the situation in the first place. If I were a judge I would weigh that point and consider whether the player really did add any overall injury risk to a situation beyond what the streaker caused by going out there.

  70. It’s not a matter if he deserves the judgement. He feels, and hopefully a judge won’t, feel he deserves a judgement because he was injured. I hope it gets thrown out of court however, being subdued in this manner and how it is done is not the decision of the players. I can guarantee that a league memo will be sent to all teams mandating that future situations be handled by security as appropriate. Breaking the law in this manner should be result in an arrest but it doesn’t grant “fair game” to players to subdue offenders which could cause injury.

  71. I really hope this guy claims racism and a hate crime like it would be if the races were reversed. I hope this guy wins

  72. I am a little surprised here. Some of you guys are pretty hard on the guy. I don’t think the punishment fit the crime. I mean sure it was stupid but since when does being stupid means you get jacked up by a guy wearing armor. Just saying

  73. How does the player know he isn’t armed? Trying to kill someone on the field? I hope the player countersues and wins millions.

  74. Lets say the police are chasing a suspect and I trip him. Is that really any different?

    He’s a good Samaritan to me. Plus he could have leveled the guy and he didn’t. He definitely hit him hard but he still held back a good bit.

  75. The guys is a punk. There are too many punks in our society already. He got what he deserved.

  76. To be fair although the consequence was worse that getting taken down by security this would have never happened had the fan stayed in the stands. NO matter if your left or right people suffer consequences for your actions. The hit was awesome and buddy may have deserved a softer judgement but he should not have been there. Whether the player took the time to think about or was worried, or plan old made that some clown was taking his time away from work.

    I would hope that if anything the player gets a warning but that the fan gets a fine further, and in his day of court gets penalized for the courts time. Again the facts are that he would have not suffered anything if he’s stayed in the stands. That is fact. Lots of people suffer from making bad decisions and not like the consequences all the time. Sucks but that’s life. Wise people learn from their mistakes even wiser learn from someone else’s.

  77. Mild traumatic brain injury = concussion

    Very few, if any, long-term effects from a single concussion.

  78. We had to know this was coming. But honestly it shouldn’t even get to the courts; defendant whether it be the player , team, or both should have a lawyer meet with his and assure him that the plaintiff will be eliminated if he continues the lawsuit. This is the proper way to deal with frivolous lawsuits.

  79. Congratulations, you got your fifteen minutes of fame. Nothing wrong with that. But it comes with consequences, you dolt.

  80. Maybe it was vancouversportsbro, he’s being suspiciously silent on this incident.
    This guy wasn’t streaking, that requires significantly fewer clothes, but it did make me think of Ray Stevens’ “The Streak” which is never a bad thing.

  81. joker65 says:
    June 21, 2018 at 11:38 am
    Can you sue someone when you get hurt while actively breaking the law?
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    Yup. A robber can be in your house stealing your possessions, could fall down the stairs and break a leg; they can sue you

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