Coach Who Claimed Chicago Team Cheated Sues Little League

He is seeking more than $75,000 in damages for emotional distress

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.

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