ROSEVILLE, Calif. -- A 14-year-old boy is being sued by his former little league baseball coach.
Joe Paris says he was dumbfounded the moment he saw a lawsuit filed in connection with his son throwing a baseball helmet in the air to celebrate.
"I thought it was a joke," Paris says. "Then I realized it absolutely wasn't. Now I think it's absurd."
Paris says his son was rounding third to score a game-winning run and threw his helmet in the air. That's the moment the coach alleges the helmet hit him on the ankle and severed his Achilles tendon.
As a result, the coach is asking for more than $500,000 from the boy and his parents for pain, suffering, lost wages and medical bills.
Beck would not comment to the media without permission from his attorneys.
Legal expert Bill Portanova -- who looked at the legal filing -- says this is going to be a tough case to prove in a sport where bats, balls and helmets fly around during every game.
"There's a good chance whoever responds to lawsuit will get it dismissed because the plaintiff signed on for contact, because baseball is a contact sport," Portanova explains.