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: January 25, 2007, 01:40:02 PM


 

 
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and STL Ram defensive end Tyoka Jackson has been sued by a male flight attendant for Northwest Airlines who claimed the player knocked him across an airplane aisle.

The incident allegedly happened Feb. 13, 2005, as the plane approached St. Louis. Jackson was not on a Rams-related trip. The suit was filed this week.

In addition to the suit, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $20,500 fine for Jackson, who now plays for the Detroit Lions. The FAA said flight attendant Gary Rihn was shoved by Jackson after repeatedly asking the player to stow his carry-on bag. Rihn was shoved so hard that he landed feet in the air against another passenger, the FAA said.

Jackson's lawyer, Tom Magee, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Jackson only poked Rihn, and only after being poked first. Magee said the FAA fine had been confidentially settled for less than the full amount.

Rihn's lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, seeks $250,000 in actual damages and $750,000 in punitive damages. Rihn's wife, Bonita Rihn, asks for an additional $200,000 for "loss of consortium."

Rihn has paid more than $6,300 in medical expenses, the suit said, noting that he also suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Magee said, "Obviously, the lawsuit's being filed because it's Tyoka Jackson ... not John Q. Public."

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#1 : January 25, 2007, 01:42:58 PM

what a scam

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#2 : January 25, 2007, 01:59:14 PM

"...because he is Tyoka Jackson, not John Q. Public."

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!  I mean, the attendant is obviously suing to make a payday for himself, and the judge should see right through this.  Post traumatic stress disorder?  My dad went to 'Nam.  No PTSD.  This clown gets shoved, and he is having nightmares.  What a puss.


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#3 : January 25, 2007, 02:08:54 PM

LMAO


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#4 : January 26, 2007, 12:39:07 AM

Things like this really make this country and our legal system look bad.

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#5 : January 26, 2007, 08:35:08 AM


 

 
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and STL Ram defensive end Tyoka Jackson has been sued by a male flight attendant for Northwest Airlines who claimed the player knocked him across an airplane aisle.

The incident allegedly happened Feb. 13, 2005, as the plane approached St. Louis. Jackson was not on a Rams-related trip. The suit was filed this week.

In addition to the suit, the Federal Aviation Administration proposed a $20,500 fine for Jackson, who now plays for the Detroit Lions. The FAA said flight attendant Gary Rihn was shoved by Jackson after repeatedly asking the player to stow his carry-on bag. Rihn was shoved so hard that he landed feet in the air against another passenger, the FAA said.

Jackson's lawyer, Tom Magee, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Jackson only poked Rihn, and only after being poked first. Magee said the FAA fine had been confidentially settled for less than the full amount.

Rihn's lawsuit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis, seeks $250,000 in actual damages and $750,000 in punitive damages. Rihn's wife, Bonita Rihn, asks for an additional $200,000 for "loss of consortium."

Rihn has paid more than $6,300 in medical expenses, the suit said, noting that he also suffers from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

Magee said, "Obviously, the lawsuit's being filed because it's Tyoka Jackson ... not John Q. Public."

Copyright 2007 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed (ooooops!)



Because the guys is "NOT" John Q Public is exactly why he knocked the flight attendant accross the aisle. Athletets and celebrities think they're exempt from the rules everyone else has to follow. Dude should have put his carry on back in the over head bin just like eveyone else.

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#6 : January 26, 2007, 12:31:38 PM

This is a huge scam. Hopefully Jackson thinks before he shoves next time.
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