Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Jason Boyd sued again

Steve Gonzalez Nov. 17, 2004, 10:17am

Pittsburgh Pirates minor league pitcher Jason Boyd cannot seem to stay out of trouble in Madison County.

Boyd was hit with another lawsuit today over assault and battery charges stemming from a Nov. 16, 2003 incident at Mac's Timeout Lounge in Alton. In his suit, Nicholaus Stephens alleges that Boyd, without provocation or warning, assaulted him and caused severe injury.

Stephens is seeking at least $50,000 in compensatory damages, and at least $50,000 in punitive damages from Boyd.

On Nov. 4, Boyd was sued by Madison County resident Derek Steinmeyer, who alleged Boyd struck him in the face, head and body while playing a basketball game at Woodland Elementary School in Edwardsville.

Stephens claims as a result of the assault he sought medical treatment and had to incur those costs. In his suit, Stephens claims that he was unable to pursue his normal activities of life and that the incident caused him to lose wages.

Under the Dram Shop Act, Stephens is also seeking to collect at least $50,000 from Van Lenhardt Inc., dba Mac’s Timeout Lounge, Van Lenhardt individually, and Timeout Lounge.

In February, Circuit Judge Charles Romani sentenced Boyd to one year court supervision and ordered Boyd to attend anger management counseling for the incident that took place at the Alton bar last year.

Boyd, married with one child, is a 1992 graduate of Edwardsville High School where he set a state record for 29 straight victories.

Mac’s Timeout also faces its second suit this month.

Charles Jordan of Alton filed a racial discrimination suit in Madison County Circuit Court Nov. 8 claiming that bar owner Van "Mac" Lenhardt refused to serve him at Mac's Timeout bar located at 317 Belle St. in Alton.

That suit alleged Lenhardt called Jordan racial epithets and chased him out of the bar.

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