Sig Ep Chapter Being Sued Because A Brother Blinded A Guest While Attempting To Kick A Beer Can Off His Head

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There are rules when it comes to messing with passed out partygoers. If it’s one of your close friends, you can mess with him. If it’s one of your fraternity brothers with whom you’re kinda close, and his shoes are still on, you can mess with him. If it’s a random guy who you’ve never met before in your life, you can prop him up from his reclined position and attempt to kick a beer can off his head. Who taught me those rules? University of Houston Sig Ep.

From Houston Chronicle:

A North Texas man has sued Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the University of Houston, claiming that a member’s attempt to kick a beer can off his head at a party left him with permanent eye damage.

While this reads like a normal Thursday night to people who frequent this site, that has to be one of the most absurd leads Houston Chronicle readers have read in a while. Equal parts hilarious and concerning. I commend author Carol Christian.

Brenton Griffin, of Anna, filed the suit Sept. 16 in Harris County’s 334th State District Court. In addition to the fraternity, the complaint also named seven individual members, some of whom were officers at the time of the incident on Sept. 19, 2013.

According to the complaint, Griffin was invited to attend a party at the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity house, Texas Delta Chapter, in the 5000 block of Calhoun.

Party guests were provided liquor and beer from kegs, and Griffin passed out in the fraternity house, the complaint stated.

Fraternity members and other party guests were present when one of the individual defendants physically moved Griffin and propped him up in a sitting position, the complaint stated. The defendant then placed a beer can on top of Griffin’s head and tried to kick it off as the plaintiff sat unconscious.

The intoxicated kicker missed the can, striking Griffin in the right eye, which was “irreparably damaged and had to be surgically removed,” the complaint alleged.

Griffin is seeking over $1 million in damages.

If I was Griffin, I’d like my chances, because I really can’t see the fraternity getting out of this one (no pun intended). The only legitimate excuse they can use that I can think of is “when you enter the Thunderdome, expect the Thunder,” but that probably doesn’t play very well in a court of law unless the honorable Judge Hulk Hogan were presiding.

Howzabout next time you just draw a dick on his face in Sharpie like the rest of us, you Chuck Norris wannabe?

[via Houston Chronicle]

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Jared Borislow

Jared Borislow (né The DeVry Guy) is a Senior Writer for Grandex Inc and a 2015 graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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