Roberto Alomar, the All-Star second basemen who played major league baseball for seven teams over a 17-year career, is being sued by a former girlfriend who claims he had unprotected sex even though he knew he had AIDS. I think a good response here is HOLY SHIT.
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… 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. Alomar’s skin had turned purple, he was foaming at the mouth and a spinal tap “showed he had full-blown AIDS,” the suit says.
Man, I don’t know about this story. It’s kind of a lot to handle first thing in the morning. AIDS, dude. What do you do when you find out someone you know has AIDS? I mean, besides get tested. Do you call them? Do you send them a card? “Don’t get worse soon”?