A California Little League coach is bringing a $500,000 lawsuit against one of his 14-year-old players for accidentally hitting him with a helmet during a celebration, according KCRA 3 in Sacramento.
Alan Beck, the coach, claims the boy "carelessly threw a helmet, striking Plaintiff's Achilles tendon and tearing it." Beck is seeking $500,000 for pain and suffering and another $100,000-plus for lost wages and medical bills.
The 14-year-old defendant's father, Joe Paris, said his son was running toward home plate to score the winning run during a Little League game in Lakeside, California, when he tossed his helmet in celebration — a routine occurrence in all levels of baseball.
Paris said at first he thought the lawsuit was a joke. Now he just thinks it's ridiculous.
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