Posted January 15, 2014

Little League Coach Sues Player for $500k for Accidentally Hitting Him With Helmet

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A 14-year-old Little League player is being sued for more than $500,000 by a former coach who claims he was injured when the boy threw his helmet in the air after scoring a game-winning run.

The coach, Alan Beck, is looking to recoup lost wages, medical bills, and of course, pain and suffering. Beck alleges that the helmet the boy threw ended up striking him in the ankle, severing his achilles tendon. Beck’s attorney conceded to Sacramento’s KCRA-3 that the boy did not intend to hurt anyone, but holds that what he did “crossed the line.”

The boy’s father said that the family has already spent $4,000 dealing with the lawsuit, which is expected to go before a judge in the next few months.

[FTW]

15 comments
MrArlington
MrArlington

If the coach was actually injured by the players haphazard throwing of equipment why should he not be able to sue?

-NFLPA

John52
John52

So a pretend doctor is pretending to be hurt.....

Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Does this mean I can sue the kids that are screaming and crying in a restaurant while I'm trying to eat? Isn't that 'pain and suffering'? Eardrum damage. Undigested meal. Sounds like a lawsuit to me.

KristopherLohmuller
KristopherLohmuller

Pain and suffering? Yeah, how about the suffering this guy is going to endure for being an a-hole about a kid. Sorry, you lose mister. You take responsibility for flying objects while being around an organized sport, which includes helmets.

Smoothkaos
Smoothkaos

WoW! I love that the linked website shows the video starting at the phone number for the db plaintiff's place of business. POS punka*@

ApolloOne
ApolloOne

Jesus f-ing Christ. This lawyer went back for seconds on stupid.

SemperFiDTM
SemperFiDTM

Can you imagine all the parents lining up to have their sons play for this coach next season? Cause I cant. :)


BY
BY

Just when you think you've heard it all? Does this.....person....have no insurance? 500 large...unbelieveable

alhmiel1
alhmiel1

is the coach a female or a girly guy more feminine than male??

rentistoohigh
rentistoohigh

Picture of the fat out of shape coach please ? as well as the income level of the player's family...

ianforbes
ianforbes

Can someone be sued for being a d-bag??

TheHip1
TheHip1

This our country...sad 

MidwestGolfFan
MidwestGolfFan

Shame.  Shame.  Shame.

$500K?  Really?  Gold-digger!