February 11, 2009

Alomar lawyer calls AIDS lawsuit baseless

Roberto Alomar's lawyer said a lawsuit filed in New York alleging the former baseball player has AIDS is a frivolous action.

Alomar's former girlfriend, Ilya Dall, alleged Alomar insisted on having unprotected sex with her despite being well aware he was infected during their relationship.

The New York Daily News said Wednesday that the one-time Met was not commenting; however, his attorney said his client was healthy.

We believe this is a totally frivolous lawsuit, said Charles Bach. These allegations are baseless.

The $15 million lawsuit disagreed, stating that Alomar tested positive for HIV in 2006 after developing shingles and a persistent cough. The newspaper said court documents alleged Alomar's skin turned purple at one point and he foamed at the mouth.