White Sox pitcher Danks sued by paralyzed high school friend - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

White Sox pitcher Danks sued by paralyzed high school friend

Posted: Updated:
(Keith Allison/Flickr) (Keith Allison/Flickr)
CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

White Sox star John Danks got sued by a high school pal who was paralyzed after falling 10-feet onto the rooftop deck of the pitcher's Goose Island condo in 2010.

Blake Papst claims in the lawsuit filed in Cook County on Aug. 14 that his brother shoved him from a concrete structure above the deck. The Papst brothers attended Round Rock High School in Texas with Danks.

Papst, who was unable to move after the fall, alleges that Danks checked his condition but then left him on the deck for hours before carrying him inside. Danks refused to call 911, and also refused to let Papst call, the lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit also names Papst's brother, Waylon Papst, and the condo's management and association as defendants. The lawsuit claims the concrete structure did not have proper safety railings.

Danks' attorney Francis " Pat" Cusiner, a Glenview village trustee, did not return calls seeking comment. Papst mother, Debbie Papst, also declined comment.

Share Your Sports Photos & Video

Submit Your Sports Photos
  • White SoxMore>>

  • Lewis gets 1st win in 2 years, Texas 6-3 over WSox

    Lewis gets 1st win in 2 years, Texas 6-3 over WSox

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:32:34 GMT
    Colby Lewis pitched into the sixth inning for his first win in nearly two years, Prince Fielder homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday night.
    Colby Lewis pitched into the sixth inning for his first win in nearly two years, Prince Fielder homered and the Texas Rangers beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 on Saturday night.
  • Rangers top White Sox 12-0 in Perez's 1st shutout

    Rangers top White Sox 12-0 in Perez's 1st shutout

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:04:34 GMT
    Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night.
    Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night.
  • Lester leads Red Sox past White Sox 3-1

    Lester leads Red Sox past White Sox 3-1

    Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
    Jon Lester pitched eight sharp innings and David Ross hit a tiebreaking RBI double in Boston's two-run ninth, leading the Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Thursday night.
Powered by WorldNow

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices