|Danks faces a potentially ugly lawsuit. (Getty Images)|
White Sox starting pitcher John Danks is facing a lawsuit that alleges that he would not call 911 after an accident that left his high school friend paralyzed.
The story, via the Chicago Sun Times, is that Danks was hosting Waylon and Blake Papst -- friends of his from high school -- on Aug. 14, 2010 in Chicago when Blake Papst was injured in a fall that left him paralyzed and wheelchair-bound for life.
Blake Papst's lawsuit alleges that he was on the phone on a concrete structure above a rooftop deck and his brother, Waylon, wanted to speak with whomever was on the line. When Blake Papst hung up without letting his brother speak to said person, Waylon Papst allegedly shoved Blake Papst, who ended up falling over the edge of the structure and was badly injured.
The lawsuit further alleges that Blake Papst was left laying on the deck for "several hours" before Danks and Waylon Papst "looked for any excessive blood loss." Danks and Waylon Papst then allegedly refused to call 911 -- and refused to let Blake Papst have a phone to call 911 himself -- and instead carried Blake Papst down three flights of stairs into Danks' condo.
The lawsuit also reportedly includes Waylon Papst, the 1024 W. Fry Condominium Association and the owner of the condo rented to Danks as defendants, the latter two included because the lawsuit claims the structure above the deck did not have proper safety railings.