Baseball great Roberto Alomar has been accused in a court filing of of having sex with his wife despite knowing that he was infected with HIV.
Alomar’s wife, Maria Del Pilar Rivera Alomar, filed divorce papers in Florida claiming that Alomar knew he had the virus when he had unprotected sex with her.
In the filing, Rivera Alomar, 33, alleges the retired second-baseman “knew prior to his first sexual contact with (her) that he was HIV-positive.”
The New York Post reported that Alomar, 42, lied to his wife, assuring her that “he had been tested for sexually transmitted diseases and the tests were negative,” according to the filing.
The allegation is the second time in as many years that Alomar has been accused of engaging in unsafe sex without telling his partners he had the virus. Ilya Dall, a former girlfriend, filed a $15 million lawsuit in February 2009 claiming he knowingly had unprotected sex with her for four years.
Rivera Alomar, who was dating the retired All-Star at the time, defended him at the time, calling the claims “not true” and “a vile lie.”
The Dall case was settled last May.
Alomar’s lawyers did not return calls for comment, the Post reported.
Alomar played for 17 seasons for eight different teams, including the San Diego Padres, the Toronto Blue Jays and the New York Mets. He was Rookie of the Year in 1988 and named to the All-Star team 12 times.
He is notorious for spitting on an umpire during an argument in a game in 1996.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.