"I woke up this morning and somebody texted me," Ellis said Monday, explaining how he heard about the lawsuit. "I was like, 'OK, cool.' I guess the statute of limitations [hasn't run out] ... I don't know.
"I mean, anytime you go into a [legal] situation like that you're definitely concerned. It's two years removed. I have to let the courts handle it and see what happens from there."
Minutes after the Jets lost to the Seahawks on Dec. 21, 2008, Jets players were the targets of snowballs thrown from the stands. Ellis retaliated by picking up a chunk of ice and throwing it into the crowd, where it allegedly hit Robert Larsen, a Seahawks season ticket holder.
Larsen claims he suffered physical injury, humiliation, mental distress, pain and wage loss. The lawsuit doesn't specify how much in damages Larsen is seeking.
In the video below, you can see Ellis clearly throw the block of ice into the stands and someone in a Seahawks jersey catch it. The fan doesn't appear to be hurt, and seems to hold the ice up in celebration.