Man Sues Baseball Team Over Dad’s Death During Taco Eating Contest

Fresno, California, USA - 18 February 2019. Chukchansi Park baseball stadium in Downtown Fresno, California, home of the Fresno Grizzlies, Pacific Coast League.

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Marshall Hutchings, whose father tragically died during a taco-eating contest in California, is suing the company that owns a minor league baseball team over his father’s death.

According to TMZ Sports, Hutchings is suing Fresno Sports and Events, which owns the Fresno Grizzlies, for hosting the contest at Chukchansi Park in 2019.

Hutchings’ father passed away after choking on remnants of the tacos.

From the report:

Hutchings asserts FS&E had no business holding an event like that with novices — because he says professional food eating is serious business, and requires preparation and training on the participants’ part … insisting Average Joes aren’t equipped to compete safely. Long story short, Hutchings claims the event was too dangerous, and the company didn’t take proper steps in running it — which ended up costing a life.

People provided medical assistants and attempted to save him with CPR and a defibrillator, but he was pronounced dead at the local hospital.

Hutchings is suing for wrongful death and is seeking major damages.

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