Coach who claimed Chicago team cheated sues Lit­tle League

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CHICAGO >> The coach who re­ported res­i­dency is­sues that led to Lit­tle League Base­ball In­ter­na­tional to strip a Chicago team of its 2014 U.S. championship has sued the league it­self.

The Chicago Sun-Times re­ports that Ever­green Park coach Chris Janes filed the law­suit Monday in fed­eral court.

Janes claims the league ini­ti­ated a cover up after he told them sev­eral Jackie Robin­son West play­ers lived out­side ap­proved league bound­aries, telling him his claim had no merit and ex­pos­ing him and his fam­ily to “pub­lic hu­mil­i­a­tion, death threats and fear for their lives.”

The law­suit says three months after Janes said some­thing, the league “changed its opin­ion” and found the team fal­si­fied a bound­ary map.

He is seek­ing more than $75,000 in dam­ages for emo­tional dis­tress. The league de­clined com­ment.

— The As­so­ci­a­terd Press

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