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Yankee fan followup

NY baseball fan settles ‘God Bless America’ suit

NEW YORK – A baseball fan has settled a lawsuit that claimed he was kicked out of Yankee Stadium by a police officer because he left his seat to use the bathroom during the playing of “God Bless America.”

Bradford Campeau-Laurion had named the Yankees and New York City in his federal lawsuit, which argued that he was a victim of political and religious discrimination and that his rights were violated at the August 2008 game.

The city did not admit liability in the settlement, which was finalized Monday. But it will give the Queens resident $10,001 and will pay $12,000 in legal fees to the New York Civil Liberties Union.</em>

Wow, 22k. How can they afford it? I think the word douchebag was created just for the New York Yankees. And I bet they got taxpayers to pay for it.


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