KANSAS CITY, Missouri - A jury ruled Wednesday that the Kansas City Royals are not liable for injuries to a fan who was hit in the eye with a hot dog thrown by the team’s mascot.
John Coomer of Overland Park, Kansas, claims he was sitting in the stands during a game in September 2009 when the team's mascot, Slugger (officially known as Sluggerrr), threw a hot dog and struck Coomer’s left eye.
Coomer said the hot dog incident left him with a detached retina .
Coomer was sitting six rows behind the third-base dugout when it happened.
The lawsuit claimed the team was negligent. Coomer sued for more than $25,000.
Coomer said he's disappointed in the decision but respects the outcome nonetheless.
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