So Roberto Alomar says that ex-girlfriend Ilya Dall's lawsuit against him is "full of lies," but stops short of denying that he ever tested positive for the AIDS virus.
"This is a very private, personal matter and I greatly appreciate all the support I have received in the past few days from my family, friends and colleagues in baseball," the former All-Star second baseman said in a statement. "I am in very good health and I ask that you respect my privacy during this time."
"As for the lawsuit, it is filled with lies and I am deeply saddened that someone I cared for would make such terrible accusations and try to hurt me in this way."
The statement that anyone who has ever had sex with Alomar would have liked to have seen:
"I have never tested positive for HIV; that's crazy! AIDS? No way, no how. And here's the relevant documentation (produces thick binder). Please, no shoving; I've made copies for everyone."
In a lawsuit filed on Jan. 30, Dall claims that Alomar insisted that the couple have unprotected sex, even though he knew that he most likely had AIDS. Furthermore, she claims, Alomar subsequently tested positive for HIV.