14-year-old sued by former baseball coach - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

14-year-old sued by former baseball coach

A 14-year-old is being sued by his former little league coach and the lawsuit stems from a celebratory helmet toss.

Joe Paris told CNN the moment he saw a lawsuit filed in connection with his son throwing this baseball helmet in the air in celebration, he was dumbfounded.

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

In this court summons, Paris found out his 14-year old son, who his dad asked CNN not to name, is being sued by his former little league coach and chiropractor Alan Beck for what Beck said the boy did during a game.

The boy's dad said his son was on second base when a teammate hit the game-winner. As he rounded third to score the winning run, he threw his helmet in the air.

That's when the boy's own coach said in court papers that the helmet hit him on the ankle and severed his Achilles tendon.

That coach is now asking for more than $500,000 from the 14-year-old and his parents for pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. 

"He's not going to do anything today," Beck said.

When I finally did contact Beck Wednesday afternoon he said he couldn't comment until he gets the ok from his attorney.

"It's absolutely ridiculous," Paris said.

But at the field where this incident happened, a former coach and his son openly questioned what basis a teenager could be held liable.

"Number one there was no intent," Paris said.

Legal expert Bill Portanova, who looked at the legal filing, agreed this is going to be a tough case to prove in a sport where bats, balls even helmets fly around during every game.

"There's a good chance whoever responds to lawsuit will get it dismissed because the plaintiff signed on for contact," Portanova said. "Because baseball is a contact sport."

CNN © 2013 Cable News Network.Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • The Latest: South Korean curlers a global sensation

    The Latest: South Korean curlers a global sensation

    Thursday, February 22 2018 8:44 PM EST2018-02-23 01:44:26 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 12:58 AM EST2018-02-23 05:58:11 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Alina Zagitova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia performs during the women's short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue). Alina Zagitova of the Olympic Athletes of Russia performs during the women's short program figure skating in the Gangneung Ice Arena at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Gangneung, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018.

    The Russians have a good shot at winning their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics when teenage figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva take the ice for the women's free skate.

    The Russians have a good shot at winning their first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics when teenage figure skaters Alina Zagitova and Evgenia Medvedeva take the ice for the women's free skate.

  • Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Grand jury indicts Missouri governor who admitted affair

    Thursday, February 22 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-02-22 22:35:21 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 12:56 AM EST2018-02-23 05:56:59 GMT
    A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)A St. Louis grand jury indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

    A St. Louis grand jury has indicted Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on a felony invasion of privacy charge related to the Republican's affair with a woman in 2015.

  • Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

    Florida school shooting: 'abject breakdown at all levels'

    Thursday, February 22 2018 11:34 PM EST2018-02-23 04:34:46 GMT
    Friday, February 23 2018 12:55 AM EST2018-02-23 05:55:43 GMT
    (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...(Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Mourners attend the funeral service for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School assistant football coach, Aaron Feis. at the Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 22. 2018. Football p...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect,...

    'Abject breakdown on all levels': Florida high school where ex-student accused of fatally shooting 17 people reopening to teachers Friday amid revelations an armed officer on campus did nothing to stop suspect, other issues.

Powered by Frankly