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Woman files paternity suit against Michael Jordan

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09:49 AM ET 03.02 | An Atlanta woman has filed a paternity suit against former NBA star Michael Jordan, seeking child support and medical expenses, according to published reports. Pamela Smith said she is also willing to take a paternity test to prove the former Chicago Bulls player is the father of her 16-year-old son, according to TMZ, the first to report the lawsuit filed Feb. 6 in Fulton County. Spokespeople for Jordan have declined to comment on the reports. In the suit, Smith said she became pregnant in 1995 and gave birth to her son in June 1996, according to several reports. Jordan was married to his former wife, Juanita, at the time. The two were married from 1989 to 2006, when they divorced. They have three children.

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March 2, 2013  09:55 AM ET

Woman files paternity suit against a player...must be a first...like this comment.

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March 2, 2013  10:32 AM ET

Just Did It, Bro?

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March 2, 2013  10:35 AM ET
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I wonder why she waited so long? The kid is 16 now.

Kid needs a car?

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March 2, 2013  11:10 AM ET

Automatic scholarship for the kid.

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March 2, 2013  11:23 AM ET
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She waited 16 years?1-888-45-Maury.

''Michael.. YOU ARE THE FATHER!!''

March 2, 2013  11:49 AM ET

She waited this long to file suit because he had been supporting the kid. She must have filed suit because he stopped or was advised that he was underpaying. He knows the kid and is in pictures with him, so it's unlikely she made this up. It's so easy to prove. All she has to do is get a court ordered test of his DNA and the kid's DNA and it's determined whether or not he is the father. If he is he has to pay child support. Happens all the time.

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March 2, 2013  12:27 PM ET
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Kid needs a car?

Or, she recently became unemployed and needs the income.

March 2, 2013  12:27 PM ET
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why is this relevant?

You know the answer.

March 2, 2013  12:28 PM ET
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I wonder if there is a "rest of the story" going on here. Maybe she pursued this looking for a payout with the threat if going public and now we are in phase two?

Good dramatics.

March 2, 2013  12:52 PM ET

Jordan with the assist ???????????

March 2, 2013  12:55 PM ET
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She's "willing" to take a paternity test?

Can a woman (a real one) even take a paternity test????

 
March 2, 2013  01:09 PM ET

Who's first? Who's going to say "at least he didn't rape anyone?"

He spreads offspring around town like Barkley spreads butter on bisquits.

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