Coach who accused Jackie Robinson West of cheating sues Little League

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- There's new fallout in the Jackie Robinson West Little League team controversy.

Chris Janes, a Little League coach from southwest suburban Evergreen Park, filed a lawsuit against Little League Baseball International in U.S. District Court.

Janes said the organization was involved in a cover-up after the 2014 Little League World Series.

He said he approached a Little League executive and told him he had evidence that some JRW players lived outside league boundaries.

Janes said the executive discouraged him from filing a formal complaint. He is seeking more than $75,000 for emotional distress.