Thursday, October 7, 2010
Updated: October 9, 12:20 PM ET
Wife: Roberto Alomar was HIV-positive
ESPN.com news services
NEW YORK -- Roberto Alomar's wife has accused the former baseball star in divorce papers of having unprotected sex with her despite knowing that he is HIV-positive.
The New York Post reported Thursday that Maria Del Pilar Rivera Alomar filed paperwork in Florida alleging Alomar "knew prior to his first sexual contact with [her] that he was HIV-positive."
The lawsuit is the second in two years to accuse Alomar of having unprotected sex while knowingly carrying the virus. A former girlfriend, Ilya Dall, filed a lawsuit in February 2009 accusing him of having unprotected sex with her during the course of four years.
Dall, who alleged Alomar had AIDS, sought $15 million from him. The case eventually was settled last May.
Alomar's then-girlfriend Rivera defended him at the time, calling Dall's lawsuit "a vile lie."
Alomar has denied having AIDS. He told the New York Post last year: "I don't talk about my personal life, but I don't have that disease." He added that he would not have gotten married if he had the disease.
Information from The Associated Press is included in this report.