Edwin Encarnacion of the Toronto Blue Jays is being sued by a woman who accuses him of knowingly having a sexual relationship while carrying at least one sexually transmitted disease. Encarnacion is also being sued for alleged battery, according to a report from TMZ.
The woman, unnamed in the report from TMZ Sports, says she transmitted two STDs following a romantic getaway weekend with the Blue Jays player. Her claim says she knows it was Encarnacion who gave her the diseases because she had previously been tested for STDs following a previous relationship with one of Encarnacion’s teammates (again, name not known). Fearing she may have been infected with Zika while the two were in Punta Cana, the woman learned her discomfort stemmed from a pair of STDs.
After confronting Encarnacion with this information, the ballplayer responded by denying he had any STDs and suggested she must have picked them up — get this — while riding a four-wheeler and/or swimming in a river in Punta Cana. Encarnacion later backed off his claim of being STD-free, according to the report, and eventually stopped making contact with the woman, who now believes Encarnacion was aware of his STD status when the two hooked up.
Wow. That is a lot of ground to cover. Perhaps the first point that should be made is how Encarnacion thinks STDs are actually transmitted. For starters, they are called “sexually transmitted diseases” for a reason; they are diseases that are transmitted through sexual encounters. Otherwise, they would be called four-wheeled transmitted diseases or river swimming transmitted diseases.
We’ll let that one sink in for a little bit. In the meantime, Encarnacion better hope his lawyer has a better understanding of how the courts work. Otherwise, he could be looking at forking over more than $11.5 million to this woman who is accusing him.