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Phillie Phanatic sued...again

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The Phillie Phanatic mascot, seen here on April 1, 2011, is being sued yet again AP Photo/Matt Rourke

(CBS) PHILADELPHIA - To hear Suzanne Pierce tell it, the Phillie Phanatic has gone and stuck his snout where it doesn't belong.


The Abington, Pa. woman says in July 2010 the big-beaked baseball mascot threw her into a hotel pool, seriously injuring her back. Pierce is suing everyone who wears the Phanatic costume, CBS Philly reported.

No specific dollar amount has been mentioned.

"She was seated in a chair, and suddenly, the Phanatic came up and picked her up in her chair and threw her in the pool," says Pierce's attorney Aaron Denker.

Denker says Pierce, who is in her mid-30s, fell awkwardly into the water at the Avalon Golden Inn and was severely injured. She now walks with a cane, CBS Philly reported.

"She's got herniations at various levels of her back," Denker explains.

A Phillies team spokeswoman says they're aware of the suit and don't believe the Phanatic engaged in wrongful conduct.

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