NFL star sued for 'giving ex-girlfriend STD'
An NFL lineman is facing a lawsuit after allegedly knowingly giving his ex-girlfriend a sexually transmitted disease (STD) when they dated in 2010.
Cam Thomas, who played ten games for the Pittsburgh Steelers last year, is said to have lied to his partner, claiming the red sores on his buttocks and inner thigh were caused by a sweat buildup.
According to his legal team, the woman - named only as 'Adrienne' on the copy of the San Diego lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports - is lying in an effort to secure a payout from the 27-year-old NFL star.
She claims to have dated Thomas in 2010, when he was employed by the San Diego Chargers, and says the two would often have unprotected sex.
The lawsuit states Adrienne had a sexual health check up in December 2010 and was found to be clear of all STDs, but subsequently tested positive for genital herpes in February 2012 - five months after the pair's relationship came to an end. She insists Thomas is the only person she could have contracted the disease from in this period.
Although she did not go to the police at any point during the relationship, the woman claims Thomas was physically abusive towards her. As a result, she is claiming for sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud through intentional concealment and negligence.
Suing for unspecified damages, Adrienne claims she spotted "puss-filled bumps on [Thomas'] buttocks and inner thigh" as well as "bruises and sores" on his penis in March 2010. The lawsuit states the nose tackle dismissed the latter as the result of an unfortunate zipper accident and continued to have unprotected sex with the claimant.
Thomas has vowed to fight the charges and will undergo an STD test as part of the case. His lawyer, Adam Kenner, noted the lineman and his current girlfriend have a child together.