Little League coach sues former player for helmet throwing

Little League coach sues former player for helmet throwing

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A 14-year-old is being sued by his former Little League coach because of the way he threw his helmet during a celebration.

Joe Paris says he was dumbfounded when he saw a lawsuit filed against his son for throwing his baseball helmet during a celebration.

"I thought it was a joke. Then I realized it absolutely wasn't. Now I think it's absurd," he said.

In the court summons, Paris read that his son is being sued by former coach Alan Beck for throwing his helmet and hitting Beck in the lower leg. Paris says his son was on second base when a teammate smacked a hit, sending him home. As he rounded third to score, he threw his helmet in the air.

Beck claims the helmet him in the ankle and severed his Achilles tendon. Now, he's suing for $500,000 from the teen and his parents for pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills.

The plaintiff wouldn't talk on camera without the okay from his attorney.
Legal experts say the case could be tough to prove since bats, balls, and helmets fly during every game.

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