Woman Claiming Michael Jordan Fathered Her Son Drops Paternity Case

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterMarch 19, 2013

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 19:  Basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan sits in the stands during Game Four of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 19, 2010 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Michael Jordan can breathe a sigh of relief concerning a recent paternity suit filed against him in the state of Georgia.   

An Atlanta woman named Pamela Smith recently made public her claim that His Airness was the father of her 16-year-old son. 

Smith, 48, filed a paternity suit in February seeking child support from Jordan. The NBA Hall of Famer has denied her claim, and has went as far as levying a counterclaim against Smith for making false statements.

It would appear the case stands on strange and uncertain grounds now. 

Last week Smith asked a Georgia court to force Jordan to submit to a DNA test, only to voluntarily dismiss the case Monday. The suit has been dismissed “without prejudice,” meaning she can re-file it later if she so wishes.

Whether or not an out-of-court settlement could be the cause of her retraction is unclear, but Jordan’s lawyers have stated Smith acknowledged in a previous divorce settlement that the boy was the son of an ex-husband (who is not Jordan). 

The case has been shelved, and considering Jordan is engaged to Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, it has to be a load off his mind.

For now.


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