Michael JordanBasketball legend and all around amazing athlete Michael Jordan has been hit with a paternity lawsuit from an Atlanta woman who claims the superstar is the father of her 16-year-old son. She wants child support and a share of medical, dental and hospital costs that are not covered by insurance.

It’s not his first paternity lawsuit, but the first one was thrown out because (duh) he WASN’T the father. Do these women think they can cheat paternity tests?  A paternity suit against an athlete is not exactly a shocking thing in this day and age. In fact, I once heard that professional athletes are basically told early on that they can and should expect to be framed in this way by women looking for a quick pay day.

Now, Jordan may very well have sired this boy. He is clearly fertile as he has three children with his former wife, two boys and a girl. But I would look at this with a lot of doubt, especially considering this is not the first time.

As a mother and a woman, I have to say, I am completely disgusted by this. I truly can’t imagine anything more disgusting than trying to get pregnant or using your womb to get a pay day. It’s bad for the child. Terrible, in fact. What child wants to know that his mother essentially chose to have him against his father’s wishes and then hit him up for money when she was too pathetic to hack it on her own. Not too impressive.

If Jordan is this child’s father, then of course, he owes him money. But 16 years later? What kind of relationship can they have? Women who do this give ALL women a bad name. Forcing a man into a paternity situation is about the lowest of the low. Whether she is telling the truth or not, it is still a bad situation and the person who is most hurt is a defenseless child.

Sure, accidental pregnancies happen, but who would believe this was an “oops?” There are more of these calculated things than any of us know and whether it is for money or a trick to lock a man down,  having a child for any other reason than wanting to be a mother and having a good situation to bring them into just feels wrong.

It will be interesting to see how all this plays out.

Do you think Jordan will be the dad?

 

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