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Spokesperson: Paternity suit against Jordan dismissed

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A paternity suit against Michael Jordan has been dismissed, a spokesperson for Jordan confirmed to The Sports Xchange.

The spokesperson told The Sports Xchange that no payments were ever made and "there has been no settlement", but Jordan's representatives declined further comment.

Pamela Smith, who brought the suit against Jordan in Georgia claiming Jordan was the father of her 16-year-old son and recently requested the court to order a DNA test, filed legal documents asking the judge to dismiss the case, according to the report. The request was granted without prejudice, leaving the door open for Smith to re-file the case at a later date, according to the report.

Jordan filed documents March 4 in an attempt to have the lawsuit dismissed. His filing contended the paternity of Smith's teenage son was determined in divorce filings between Smith and her ex-husband, Glenville G. Reynolds, filed in 2003. Smith was given legal and physical custody of the child at the time, with Reynolds receiving visitation rights.

Jordan, 50, is the majority owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and recently relocated his permanent residence from Chicago to Florida. He also filed for a marriage license in the state on March 7. He was reportedly engaged to Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto in December 2011.

Jordan was divorced from his first wife, Juanita Vanoy, in 2006. They were married for 17 years before they split and have three children.
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