Blog Entry

Fantasy owner files suit against Titans' Johnson

Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:57 pm

Fantasy owner files suit against Titans' Johnson

October 5, 2011
Irv N. Michaels, The Pigskin Weekly Journal 

HOBOKEN, NJ -- As the popularity of the National Football League continues to grow to unprecedented heights in this country, so too does the popularity of fantasy football leagues.  And while many regard these leagues as merely an entertaining way to get more involved in the games, for others, fantasy football has come to represent far more than just bragging rights.

On Wednesday, a Hoboken, New Jersey man filed a lawsuit against Tennessee Titans star Chris Johnson, claiming the running back has badly underperformed this season, given where he was selected in an early-September fantasy football draft.

“I drafted Chris Johnson in the first round, number three overall,” said Lou Nussy, a 38-year old a sanitation worker from Hoboken.  “Every time I lose a game in my league, I’m out twenty bucks.  Thanks to this bum, I’m 0-4!”

According to Nussy, Johnson’s numbers through four games are not indicative of what should be expected from a high first round fantasy draft pick.

“Every year of his career so far, this guy’s had at least ten total touchdowns,” said Nussy.  “Two years ago, he had sixteen.  This year he has the same amount of touchdowns as I do…zero.”

Johnson’s inability to reach the end zone, according to Nussy, hasn’t been the fifth year running back’s only shortcoming this season however.

“This guy’s averaging 2.9 yards a carry…2.9!”  said Nussy.  “Against the Denver Broncos he gets 21 yards on 13 carries!  That’s less than 2 yards a carry against the stinkin’ Broncos!”

“I pick up trash for a living and I could manage 4 yards a pop against that train wreck of a defense!”

Although his team, Rex Likes Barefoot Kickers, currently sits at 0-4, and has scored fewer points than any other squad in his 10-team league, Nussy says he has no plans to sue any other player on his fantasy roster.

“If our league took away points for interceptions then yeah, Tony Romo would have been a co-defendant,” said Nussy.  “Since we don’t though, the blame lies squarely on one guy…Chris Johnson.

Johnson, whose Titans face the tough task of taking on the Steelers in Pittsburgh this Sunday, was unavailable for comment.

Category: NFL

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2011 1:03 pm

Fantasy owner files suit against Titans' Johnson

The following link is from something called Blog Talk Radio.


At around the 30:00 mark, the host of this show...a show I can only assume will be up for the Peabody Award this year...discusses this landmark lawsuit.


Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: October 10, 2011 1:01 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: October 6, 2011 10:37 am

Fantasy owner files suit against Titans' Johnson

Thanks Gator.  It's been awhile...

...oh, and didn't you hear?  Juice Newton's making an appearance at Big Blue Madness!

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:37 pm

Fantasy owner files suit against Titans' Johnson

LOL, riverrock.  As a Matt Forte owner in my league that matters, can I file suit against Mike Martz for being a general for 3 weeks, causing me to be a in week 4 by benching Matt in favor of Mike Wallace?  Thankfully I won in spite of myself.  Still, I think there might be a lawyer or two out there willing to pick up my case.  P.S., looking forward to Kentucky's Midnight Madness because you know there'll be an Ashley Judd sighting.  Keep up the good work.

The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or