The past few weeks have put a significant dent into the personal credibility of Dwyane Wade. A former business partner is suing him, claiming that Wade was a pothead who staged sex parties at his house, while his divorce from his wife Siohvaughn has gone from ugly to “War of the Roses” with her claiming (among other things) that he was a habitual cheater who gave her an STD.
At least that was her claim last month; she’s since quietly withdrawn it from the court proceedings. Apparently that wasn’t enough for Dwyane - imagine someone being upset for being accused of spreading STDs. So now the AP reports that he’s suing her and her two lawyers for defamation of character and asking for $50,000 from each. In a statement, he told the AP that the lawsuit was the only way to set the record straight:
“It has been difficult to see false allegations, rumors and gossip repeatedly discussed in public about my personal life,” Dwyane Wade said in a statement released to the AP. “I had no other choice but to file this action in order to clear my name.”
It’s too bad that Rick Reilly isn’t taking the same initiative he did with Sammy Sosa and steroid testing - I’d pay good money to see him show up at a Heat practice with a lab technician and a sterile swab, ready to give Dwyane Wade an STD test. Then again, I’m guessing the fact that Wade is feeling particularlly litigious is probably enough to scare any hard-nosed reporter away.