Tuesday, July 7, 2009

COURT UPHOLDS YANKEE SPECTATORS' RIGHT TO PEE

NY Post - Yankee fans are now at liberty to go to the bathroom during the playing of "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch, thanks to a settlement reached in Manhattan federal court.

Signing off on the deal were the Yankees, the New York Civil Liberties Union and Queens resident Bradford Campeau-Laurion, who was thrown out of Yankee Stadium last year after trying to hit the head mid tune.

Campeau-Laurion, a Red Sox fan, will also get $10,001 in a separate deal reached with the city because he got the boot from two uniformed cops -- one of whom allegedly told him, "Get out of my country."

The city also agreed to pay $12,000 for legal fees racked up by the NYCLU, which built its case on a charge of "political and religious discrimination."

The NYPD insisted that Campeau-Laurion was tossed not for any presumed lack of patriotism but because he was drunk and disorderly

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