Just when you think this offseason couldn’t get more sordid and sad:
Baseball great Roberto Alomar has full-blown AIDS but insisted on having unprotected sex, his ex-girlfriend charged Tuesday in a bombshell lawsuit. The shocking claim was leveled by Ilya Dall, 31, who said she lived with the ex-Met for three years and watched in horror as his health worsened. 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. 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.
The article sets forth all of the complaint’s sordid allegations, though people close to Alomar say he is healthy and this suit is baseless. I don’t suppose it will be long before we get confirmation one way or the other about the state of his health.
If Alomar is sick, I would be incredibly sad. If he is sick and behaved irresponsibly as alleged in the suit, I would be sadder still. If he is healthy — or if he is sick and acted responsibly at all times — I hope this suit and this plaintiff are dispatched with a quickness.