Garrison Lassiter(West Forsyth HS/Ledford HS) sued New York Yankees for 34 million dollars and he also sued Proehlific Park/Ricky Proehl

Posted by Andy Durham on January 9, 2020 at 11:58 am under High School, Professional | Comments are off for this article

From the Bleacher Report/BleacherReport.com:

A $34 million lawsuit filed by former prospect Garrison Lassiter(West Forsyth High School) against the New York Yankees was dismissed by a judge in May, it was revealed Thursday/Today.

According to NJ.com’s Brendan Kuty, Lassiter alleged that the Yankees and future Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter conspired against him because Lassiter was a shortstop and Jeter was afraid to compete against him.

Lassiter was selected by the Yankees in the 27th round of the 2008 MLB draft out of West Forsyth High School in Clemmons, North Carolina. In five minor league seasons, Lassiter never played above High-A ball and hit just .244 with four home runs and 73 RBI in 235 games.

Per Kuty, Lassiter represented himself and said he was suing the Yankees for the “interference and lost years” of his baseball career. Lassiter also said he has had to live in his car after spending the $675,000 signing bonus the Yankees gave him.

After Lassiter’s lawsuit against the Yankees was thrown out, he sued the Cincinnati Reds for $1.635 million. He then sued Proehlific Park, which is a North Carolina training complex owned by former NFL wide receiver Ricky Proehl. Lassiter said he filed the suit because he did not receive an NFL tryout after working out at the facility.

In his lawsuit, Lassiter said it was “blatantly obvious” that Jeter was pulling the strings within the Yankees organization.

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Looking back at the Garrison Lassiter files from GreensboroSports.com…..
Interesting story here:Former New York Yankees’ draft pick Garrison Lassiter(Ledford/West Forsyth) now freshman QB for the Miami Hurricanes
Posted by Andy Durham on July 10, 2013

We did a pretty big feature story on this young man when he was coming out of high school…He was drafted by the New York Yankees and he signed for around $800,000 thousand dollars and we saw him play for the Charleston River Dogs when they came to town to play the Greensboro Grasshoppers a couple of years back and he went as high as the high Class A Tampa Yankees before he was released and now he is on the football roster for the Miami Hurricanes, as a freshman quarterback…….

His brother Landon, has done pretty good for himself on the baseball team at the University of North Carolina and now both of the Lassiter brothers are in the ACC, one at UNC and the other as the QB at ‘The U’/Miami…..

Here are all the details on Garrison Lassiter, QB for the Miami Hurricanes:

#16 Garrison Lassiter
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6’2?
Weight: 210
Year: Freshman
Hometown: High Point, N.C.
High School: West Forsyth HS

Garrison Lassiter Profile

Courtesy: Hurricanesports.comRelease: 02/28/2013
Prior to Miami: Drafted by the New York Yankees in 27th Round of 2008 MLB Amateur Draft … Spent five seasons in Yankees organization as an infielder … Made professional debut in 2008 in the Gulf Coast League … Played for GCL Yankees (Rookie), Charleston (S.C.) RiverDogs (Single-A), Staten Island Yankees (Short-A) and Tampa Yankees (Advanced-A) … Finished minor league career with .244 average, four home runs and 73 RBI in 235 games.

High School: Attended Ledford High School in Abbotts Creek, N.C., for his freshman and sophomore years … Played quarterback at Ledford … Spent final two years of high school at West Forsyth HS in Clemmons, N.C., where he played baseball.

Personal: Born Dec. 22, 1989, in High Point, N.C. … Younger brother Landon plays baseball at North Carolina.


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