Ilya Dall, the former girlfriend of baseball star Roberto Alomar, claims in a lawsuit that Alomar has full-blown AIDS.
Dall, 32, lived with Alomar for three years. The infielder played 17 seasons and had stints with seven teams including the Mets, Baltimore, Toronto and Cleveland. (Photo by Winslow Townson, AP)
This from the New York Daily News:
In papers filed in state and federal court, Dall said Alomar finally got tested in January 2006 while suffering from a cough, fatigue and shingles. "The test results of him being HIV-positive was given to him and the plaintiff on or about Feb.6, 2006," the $15 million negligence suit says.Charles Bach, Alomar's lawyer, called the lawsuit frivolous. He said his client is "healthy and would like to keep his health status private. We'll do our talking in court."
Nine days later, the couple went to see a disease specialist who discovered a mass in the retired second baseman's chest, the court papers say. Alomar's skin had turned purple, he was foaming at the mouth and a spinal tap "showed he had full-blown AIDS," the suit says.
Alomar's father, Sandy, a bench coach with the New York Mets, told the Daily News "that's the first time we ever heard of that," and that if his son was sick "I imagine I would know."
Alomar was considered one of the greatest second baseman of his time. But he might be best known for spitting in the face of umpire John Hirschbeck and then saying the umpire was under stress because of the death of his son. The two would later become friends.