A few days back, a pantless man inexplicably ran onto the field during a CFL game between BC and Montreal before getting mercilessly wrecked by a player on the team he was rooting for. Double whammy.
According to CBC, police say the man was in his 20s and was intoxicated during the incident. He was not charged criminally, but was issued a $115 fine for trespassing and banned from B.C. Place for one year.
In a recent twist of events, the dude has retained a lawyer who specializes in personal injury cases after he claims he suffered a ‘mild brain injury’ after being bamboozled by Lions defensive back Marcell Young.
In a release, Preszler Law Firm says “our client suffered serious injuries, including a mild traumatic brain injury, as a result of being struck violently by B.C. Lions player Marcell Young.”
“Our client has been released from the hospital and is now recovering at home. His future prognosis remains unclear. Contrary to some news reports, our client was never arrested or taken to jail, but was released from the stadium shortly after the incident before being taken to the hospital by his family.”
According to The Province, the ‘victim’ might actually have a case.
Rory Johnston, a personal injury lawyer at Warnett Hallen LLP, says getting hit by a defensive back isn’t something that would be covered under the terms and conditions fans agree to when they buy a ticket.
“My understanding of the waiver on most tickets is that is usually geared towards negligence or accident-type occurrences. The claimant and his law firm, I believe, will be claiming that it was an intentional act on the part of the player,” he said.
A world where this jackass gets paid out for being a jackass is not a world I want to live in.