SACRAMENTO - A former Little League coach is suing a 14 year old who used to play on his team, his parents andLakeside Little League for more than $500,000 for what he says happened moments after his team won a game.
Roseville chiropractor Alan Beck said he tore his Achilles tendon after the teen took off his helmet and threw it in his direction.
"He threw the helmet like he was spiking a football and the kid is 6 feet and 185 pounds, the strongest kid on our team," Beck said.
Beck said he tried to tell the teenager's family about his injuries but they said he was harassing them.
The parents of the boy, Joe and Raegan Paris, say they initially didn't know about the injury to Beck because he didn't notify them.
The couple says their son didn't intentionally harm anyone because he threw the helmet in the air while celebrating with his team.
"It was like, get it out of my way so I can celebrate with my friends," Joe Paris said.
Paris says he and his family have already spent several thousand dollars fighting the lawsuit.
Beck says he is the victim and doesn't know how his injuries will impact his job as a chiropractor.