John Danks Sued For Hosting Some Brotherly Horseplay That Ended In A Spinal InjuryS

Danks is done for the year after shoulder surgery earlier this month, but he'll stay busy by dealing with one of the stranger lawsuits we've seen in a while.

Back in 2010, Danks had the Papst brothers, quite a pair of characters, over to his Cook County (Ill.) home. Blake Papst was standing on some sort of structure above Danks's roof deck, when Waylon Papst gave him a shove. Blake fell 10 feet to the deck and, according to the lawsuit, suffered a spinal cord injury and was unable to move.

Danks, the suit alleges, didn't call 911, took away Blake Papst's cell phone so he couldn't call 911, and moved the injured man to another room, which you're totally not supposed to do. Blake Papst is suing his own brother for pushing him, and Danks for negligence. Papst v. Papst et al. will be taught in law schools for centuries.

[CBS Chicago]