Former NHL star Eric Lindros has filed a lawsuit for $3 million in damages against former NHL referee and current ECAC director of officiating Paul Stewart.
The reason for the lawsuit stems from an article written by Stewart in July of 2014 for the Huffington Post, in which he shared an unflattering story about Lindros, among other stories.
Lindros is claiming that the online story--which I had never heard of until I saw it linked about two dozen times today-- severely damanged his reputation. Lindros is seeking $2 million in general damages, $1 million in aggravated damagers, and, apparently clueless about the Streisand Effect, for the article to be removed from the internet.
Update: Lindros' lawyer has since changed the damages they are seeking to a mere $250,000, making the case no less ridiculous.