1 Aug 1998: Quarterback Kordell Stewart #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers in action during the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Fawcett Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The Buccaneers defeated the Steelers 30-6. Mandatory Credi

Former NFL quarterback Kordell Steward won $3 million in damages from a YouTube celebrity who claims the two dated, according to WCNC in Charlotte.

The suit reportedly alleged that Andrew Caldwell and Jarrius Keyun Moon claimed that Caldwell and Stewart had engaged in a homosexual relationship to draw attention to The Gospel Truth, an AIB Network reality show that Moon created. Stewart also sued Catalyst Next, the parent company of The ShakeUP Morning Show, where Caldwell first made his claim.

Basically, Stewart claims two dudes said he was gay because they wanted attention, which upset him, not least of all because he was married at the time to Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams.

And on Tuesday, Judge J.P. Boulee ruled in Stewart’s favor, awarding him a hefty sum of damages.

Here’s Stewart’s perspective, via WCNC.

“The actions of these irresponsible people are harmful and damaging the brand that I and others like me have worked very hard for,” said Stewart.

Stewart’s attorney, Antavius Weems, said his client has been the subject of various rumors ranging from him overspending in a lavish lifestyle and homosexuality to buying the television network BET and splurging on a private island.

“Mr. Stewart has chosen a public life, and understands clearly that a large part of that comes with people targeting you for profit,” Weems said. “But he became concerned when his minor son became the target of these people.”

It seems that either Caldwell and Moon made up gossip about Stewart for their own profit, which isn’t cool, or they attempted to out him as gay, which also isn’t cool.

We can’t know for sure if Stewart and Caldwell really dated, but we’d presumably know if Stewart had bought BET. Caldwell might have been overreaching a bit there.

Stewart played in the NFL from 1995-2005, passing for 14,746 yards for the Steelers, Bears and Ravens.


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