NFL lineman sued for 'giving ex-girlfriend herpes and telling her the red sores on his genitals were from a zipper accident'
- Cam Thomas, 27, is a nose tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers
- Woman claiming to be his ex-girlfriend suing for giving her genital herpes when they dated in 2010
- Claims Thomas said the 'puss-filled bumps on his buttocks and inner thigh' were the result of sweat buildup and a zipper accident
- Thomas' lawyers say the woman is lying and is after money
By JOEL CHRISTIE
PUBLISHED: 00:31 EST, 30 July 2014 | UPDATED: 01:32 EST, 30 July 2014
Pittsburgh Steelers player Cam Thomas is being sued for allegedly giving his ex-girlfriend genital herpes.
The 27-year-old lineman has also been accused of lying to the woman, saying the 'puss-filled bumps on his buttocks and inner thigh' were the result of sweat buildup and that the noticeable sores on his penis came from a zipper accident.
Thomas - who started 10 games for Pittsburgh last year - has vehemently denied the allegations through his legal team, who say the woman is after money.
The lawsuit was filed in San Diego under the name 'Adrienne' and was obtained by TMZ Sports.
Caught with pants down: Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Cam Thomas is being sued for allegedly giving his ex-girlfriend herpes and making excuses for the red sores on his genitals, thighs and buttocks
Adrienne claims she dated Thomas in 2010 when he played for the San Diego Chargers
and that the two would often have unprotected sex.
According to the lawsuit, she had a sexual health check up in December 2010 but the results were all clear.
Then in February 2012 she tested positive for genital herpes.
Adrienne maintains Thomas is the only person that she could have contracted the disease from.
In her suit, Adrienne also claims Thomas was physically abusive during their relationship.
However she never went to police to file a complaint.
She's suing for sexual battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud through intentional concealment and negligence.
Adrienne is seeking unspecified damages, however Thomas will fight the claims in court.
Accused: Thomas dated the woman during his NFL stint with the San Diego Chargers in 2010. The player spent the first four years of his NFL career with the Chargers before deciding to go across the country to join the Pittsburgh Steelers last year
The 27-year-old has denied the allegations through his legal team and said the woman, known only as 'Adrienne', is after money
Attorneys for Thomas said the woman behind the lawsuit is angry, mean and vindictive, according to Guardian Liberty Voice.
One of his lawyers, Adam Kenner, said the allegations are a ploy for compensation.
Thomas and his current girlfriend have a child together, the lawyer said.
Thomas will be tested for herpes as part of the case.
He has not directly commented on the lawsuit.
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