New Jersey high school baseball player sued coach who told him to slide into third base
Added 11-13-19 02:18:03pm EST - “Former Bound Brook High School ballplayer Jake Mesar, now 22, accused coach John Suk of negligence for ordering the costly slide during a 2012 ballgame, according to NJ.com.” - Nypost.com
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A New Jersey high school baseball player sued his coach because he permanently injured his ankle sliding into third base — but a Somerset County jury called the coach safe on Monday, a report said.
Former Bound Brook High School ballplayer Jake Mesar, now 22, accused coach John Suk of negligence for ordering the costly slide during a 2012 ballgame, according to NJ.com.
Mesar, 15 at the time, was a freshman playing in his first junior varsity game when Suk signaled him to slide into third — but said the coach flubbed by having him slide when he was too close to the base.
Mesar said he heard a “pop” that ended his playing days just two innings into his high school baseball career. He ended up having three surgeries and is unable to play sports, he said.
“I felt bad for my parents,” Mesar said at trial where he sought a seven-figure damages payout, NJ.com reported. “They would never be able to see me play again.”
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