Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Cam Thomas is being sued for allegedly giving his ex-girlfriend herpes. Thomas has adamantly denied the allegations saying the woman is just bitter. According to the lawsuit, his ex, referenced only as “Adrienne” starting dating Thomas in 2010. During this time she claimed the two of them often had unprotected sex.
“Adrienne” said she saw puss-filled bumps on his inner thigh and buttocks. When she questioned the lineman he told her they were due to sweat buildup caused by his football gear. When “Adrienne” asked about the sores and bruises she saw on his penis he told her they were a result of his penis getting stuck in a zipper. The woman said she was STD tested in December 2010 and was clean but in 2012 tested positively for genital herpes. “Adrienne” maintains Thomas is the only person that she could have contracted the disease from.
In addition to the suit for fraud through intentional concealment and negligence, the woman also claims that Thomas abused her physically. She never went to the police to file a claim but the San Diego woman is suing her ex for intentional infliction of emotional distress and sexual battery.
Attorneys for Thomas said the woman behind the lawsuit is angry, mean and vindictive. One of his lawyers, Adam Kenner, said this is just a shameless attempt to get money. Thomas has moved on, has another woman and a baby and “Adrienne” is just bitter.
Kenner said the fact that the woman tested negative while she was in a relationship with Thomas is proof he is not the one who gave it to her. When she tested positive five months after their relationship dissolved, and they were no longer having sex, makes it almost impossible to name Thomas as the transmitter.
When Kenner was questioned if Thomas actually has herpes, he said he is not the man’s doctor but they will have him tested as a result the accusation. Kenner said the physical abuse allegations are B.S. His client is like a gentle giant who would never lay a hand on her.
Thomas dated the woman during his NFL stint with the San Diego Chargers. The player spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Chargers before deciding to go across the country to join the Pittsburgh Steelers. Thomas did well in San Diego, but decided to sign with the Steelers because it gave him the opportunity to play for the legendary defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau as well as a team rich in tradition.
The former San Diego star has landed in Pittsburgh and it seems he is bringing disease drama with him. With the 2014-15 NFL season only weeks away it is no surprise that drama has risen its head in the midst. This time instead of the player making headlines for the right reason, it falls under the realm of negativity. Accusations surface against stars all the time, sometimes people are just looking for compensation and other times the reason is legit.
This time the drama surrounds Pittsburgh Steelers Cam Thomas. The lineman is being sued for allegedly giving his ex-girlfriend herpes. According to the lawsuit, his ex starting dating Thomas in 2010 and during that time she said the two of them had unprotected sex often. Thomas emphatically denies the allegations saying she is just bitter. Whether he actually has an STD or not has yet to be proven, but he is definitely in the midst of STD troubles.
By: Cherese Jackson (Virginia)