New York Jets Defensive End Sued for Throwing Snowball at Fan

December 20, 2010
By Brassel, Alexander & Rice, LLC on December 20, 2010 2:38 PM |


New York Jets Defensive End Shaun Ellis has been named in a lawsuit filed by a Seattle Seahawks season ticket holder who says he suffered physical and emotional pain after he was struck by snowball thrown by Ellis after a Dec. 21, 2008 loss to the Seahawks.

Seattle Seahawks fan Robert Larsen claims Ellis targeted him with the snowball because Ellis had been waving a pro-Seahawks sign. A video of the incident (above) shows Ellis throwing a large chunk of snow at a fan holding a sign as Ellis exited the field. Ellis appears to catch the snowball and then start dancing with the snowball.

The NFL fined Ellis $10,000 for the incident.

Video evidence can often aid a party in litigation. Whether this video will help the Plaintiff prove any damages remains an open question.