January 16th, 2014
07:57 AM ET

Little League Coach Is Suing His Player for More Than $500,000

A California Little League coach is suing one of his own players for unintentionally hitting him in the Achilles tendon with a helmet following a walk-off hit. CNN's John Berman reports.

Alan Beck, the coach of the Lakeside Little League team in Roseville, claims his Achilles tendon was torn after being struck by a helmet the 14-year-old threw in the air in celebration as he headed home. Beck wants more than $500,000 for his pain and another $100,000 for lost wages and medical bills.

The player's father, Joe Paris, called the lawsuit "absurd," and legal experts believe the case will have no grounds in court.

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  1. Dave t

    What a douche is right!

    January 18, 2014 at 9:21 am | Reply
  2. LL Coach Ed

    If he was injured that bad during that game. The coach would have not even walked off the field. What a POS. This guy is an idiot. Another thing is that the player who threw the helmet should have been called out for throwing the helmet and not counted as a run. What the hell are we teaching these children with this frivolous BS. Get the call right? I hate lawsuit abuse. Stop the BS.

    January 18, 2014 at 8:46 am | Reply
  3. Anonymous

    Over half a million for acknowledgement?

    January 17, 2014 at 2:55 am | Reply
  4. Coach H.F.W.

    What a douche! Money hungry POS.

    January 16, 2014 at 10:01 am | Reply
  5. Drop It Dr. Alan Beck - OFFICIAL

    Hi Everyone,
    We are extremely grateful to everyone who has been supporting Joe Paris and Family through this ridiculous ordeal. We have created a facebook page as well as a youcaring.com page where you can show your support and even make donations towards defense expenses. Please head over to both pages and join our fight against Dr. Alan Beck and his lawsuit and continue to share your thoughts.



    The Official Support Team (really we are just his family) of Joe Paris & Family

    January 16, 2014 at 9:59 am | Reply
  6. Reasonable Adult

    Are you kidding me?! Six months later?!?! i say the judge needs to throw out this case and at that point the parents of the child need to force him pay them for all the legal expenses in order to fight this frivolous lawsuit. This is a case of a "adult", and i use that lightly sense a normal parent wouldn't do this, being a moron and shows some people are sue happy and want money. He claims its not for the money then why sue in the first place???

    January 16, 2014 at 9:26 am | Reply

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