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Posted on: Jul 8, 2014


You snooze, you lose - or in this case, you might win $10 million. Yankees fan Anthony Rector took a nap at the ballpark and found himself being mocked by ESPN announcers on national television. He has since filed a defamation suit against ESPN for $10 million. That's one pricey joke for ESPN - but Rector says the comments cost him his  "character and reputation". Read more about the case here.

This isn't the first time ESPN announcers' comments have gotten attention. In January 2013, compliments were showered on AJ McCarron's girlfriend, Katherine Webb, as she watched him play in the Discover BCS National Championship. While some viewers were upset on her behalf, Webb never pressed charges and said of the instant attention, "It's been actually kind of fun." Read more here.

Three Years Ago...

The nation was aflame with the acquittal of Casey Anthony in her daughter's murder trial. The reactions were extreme, forcing Anthony to go off the grid for much of the last few years. This piece by CNN looks at what life is like for Anthony now.


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