|Wednesday, April 2
Updated: May 21, 2:34 PM ET
Fan who fought with Domi sues
Christopher Falcone, 38, of Havertown, is suing Domi, the Maple Leafs, the NHL and Comcast-Spectacor Inc., which owns the Flyers and the First Union Center, where the game was played two years ago.
"To be honest, I thought it was an April Fool's joke,'' Domi said. "I don't really know much about it yet. I'll find out the details and deal with it.''
The suit filed Monday says Falcone was seated behind the penalty box when Domi was sent there during the game March 29, 2001. According to the suit, Domi began spraying and taunting fans with his water bottle, and Falcone was drenched. Falcone contends that he leaned on the glass to grab the water bottle when the partition gave way and he fell in.
Falcone's lawyer, John P. Williamson, said his client "got the heck beat out of him.''
The suit alleges that a linesman joined in the fray, and also calls Comcast-Spectacor negligent for having a partition that gave way.
A Comcast-Spectacor spokesman declined comment, saying the building's owners hadn't seen the suit.