A Lakeside Little League coach in Roseville is suing one of his former players for over half-million dollars.
Dr. Alan Beck is claiming in his lawsuit that he was injured when a 14-year-old boy threw his helmet as he was scoring a winning run during a game in the Lakeside Little League.
"When I turned around, there was a helmet laying on the ground, and the player coming around from Second to Third looked startled and looked at me. And I recognized right away that he had thrown his helmet," Beck said on KSTE's Armstrong and Getty Show.
Beck, who operates Golden State Chiropractic, says the helmet hit him in the ankle and tore his Achilles tendon.
Others say the boy threw his helmet in celebration. Local attorney Bill Portanova says the suit will probably be tossed out by the judge.
"The court is not going to listen to you say that you were somehow unfairly struck by a helmet, when everybody knows that's a part of the game," Portanova said.
He's asking for $500,000 for pain and suffering and another $100,000 for lost wages and medical bills.
The case is scheduled to go before a judge in March.
Beck has not returned our call for comment, and calls to league officials have gone unanswered.