Former New Jersey baseball player Jake Mesar’s high school career ended before it even began in 2012.
He permanently injured his ankle sliding into third base during the second inning of his first junior varsity game in his freshman year and never played again.
But Mesar claimed the injury was avoidable and believed he should’ve never been told to slide. So he sued his coach, John Suk.
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The Bound Brook High School baseball player, who is now 22, argued that his former coach called him to slide when he was too close to the bag, and it resulted in his playing career coming to an end. He was seeking seven figures in damages, but the jury sided with the coach.
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