Two years before Mike Vick became known as a dogfighter, he was sued for giving a woman herpes. The case introduced the football-following world to Ron Mexico, the alias Vick allegedly used when seeking treatment.
Now, Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas faces a similar lawsuit. Without the creative alternative name.
Via 10News.com in San Diego, a woman filed on May 30 a civil complaint against Thomas for sexual battery, assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, fraud through intentional concealment, and negligence.
The woman, who sued under the name Adrienne E., accuses Thomas of attempting to shove her from a moving car, using a “hot flat iron on her hair” during an argument, and choking her until she passed out.
Adrienne E. also claims that the couple had unprotected sex on multiple occasions, and she contends that she at one point asked Thomas about bruises and sores in the area of his genitalia. He allegedly explained that the condition arose from the “girdle he wears in practice and during workouts.” She claims that she contracted herpes from Thomas.
Via TMZ, a lawyer who represents Thomas claims that the plaintiff is a “bitter girl” who is “angry, vindictive and mean” because Thomas has “another woman, and a baby in his life.”
Thomas becomes the second Steelers player this year accused of assaulting a female. Last week, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, were sued by a trio of persons who contend they were assaulted at the brothers’ birthday party in Miami. Maurkice allegedly punched a woman in the face, rendering her unconscious. He denies the allegations.
Thomas signed a two-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers in free agency.