Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

Pro Sports

March 4, 2013

Jordan files for paternity lawsuit to be dismissed

ATLANTA (AP) — Michael Jordan has asked a Georgia court to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him by a woman who says the NBA hall of famer is the father of her 16-year-old son.

Jordan's lawyer says in the document filed Monday in Fulton County Superior Court that he is not the father of 48-year-old Pamela Y. Smith's son. Jordan has also filed a counterclaim against Smith for false claims made against him.

The 50-year-old owner of the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats says the paternity of the teen has already been "conclusively established" in divorce filings between Smith and her ex-husband.

Jordan's response to Smith's Feb. 6 lawsuit says her suit is a "shameless, bad faith attempt to abuse the legal system."

In Smith's lawsuit she requests that Jordan take a paternity test and pay child support.

___

AP Sports Writer Steve Reed contributed to this report from Charlotte, N.C.

1
Text Only
Pro Sports
Local Sports
College Sports
Facebook
NDN Video
Michael Phelps Set to Come Out of Retirement NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Carolina Panthers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Atlanta Falcons Too Hot or Too Cold: Brewers and Rangers NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Baltimore Ravens NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs - Arizona Cardinals NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Oakland Raiders NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Houston Texans NFL Draft 2014 Team Needs – Jacksonville Jaguars Marcus Spears on the Wonderlic test Bubba Watson's Response to a Question About Last Year's Masters is Priceless With The Sixth Pick, The Atlanta Falcons Select... Olympic Great Michael Phelps Ending Retirement Insiders Alert: Green-Beckham Dismissed From Missouri Football Team Aldon Smith Arrested At LAX After Arguing With Security What do Smith's legal issues mean for his future with 49ers? One-on-Bubba: An Interview with the 2014 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth Says Masters Loss 'Stings,' Tips Hat to Bubba Draft Preview: Chris Davis Draft Preview: Jay Prosch