Lawyer Suing St. Pete Times Forum
Here’s the newest frivolous lawsuit: a Tampa lawyer is suing the St. Pete Times Forum saying he got a headache when a fellow spectator threw a hard plastic cup that hit him in the head.
The lawsuit against Tampa Bay Area Ltd. alleges that during the May 10 Lightning-Philadelphia Flyers playoff game, Mark Rodriguez got clocked by a fan “incited by the repetitive replay of a fight that occurred on the ice.”
After Rodriguez sues the Forum, he might want to go out and sue whatever television station the cup-thrower watched the night before, for inspiring him to go to the game, and maybe find out if cup-thrower has any video game consoles, because we know video games cause us to do bad things too.
Oh, wait a second, what was in that cup pre-throw?
The suit says the Forum was “having an all-you-can-drink night that caused spectators to become intoxicated.”
Oh. I see. So replaying a fight to a drunken hockey crowd (what? hockey fans drink?), made this man - who may or may not have actually been drunk - throw a cup. Well, I do understand, with all the cup-throwing that goes on in those fights, that he’d see the link there. After all, I was at a hockey game with a few drunk fans and they were showing replays of hard hits, which caused someone to randomly take their shirt off, and a great goal reel, which caused two people to break their chairs, and then have to stand in front of others the rest of the game. Direct links, all of them.
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