Kordell Stewart doesn’t play when it comes to his reputation. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the former NFL quarterback is suing Andrew Caldwell for making and then later retracting statements that indicated they were sexual partners.

The suit, filed in DeKalb County Superior Court, also names “The Gospel Truth” creator and producer Jarrius Keyun Moon and Catalyst Next LLC, which controls the Internet morning show “The ShakeUP,” where Caldwell made statements claiming he and Stewart had a relationship.

“At all times during his life, Mr. Stewart has been, and is, a heterosexual male,” the suit states. It claims that Caldwell, a cast member of the upcoming show “The Gospel Truth,” colluded with Moon to concoct a compelling fable “to generate interest for ‘The Gospel Truth.’”

“The false and defamatory rumors that Mr. Caldwell and Defendant Moon agreed to publish are centered around Mr. Stewart having an extra-marital, sexual relationship with Mr. Caldwell,” it states.

Court documents include excerpts from the interview Caldwell gave on the show, “The ShakeUP,” on Oct. 1:

“I dated plenty of football players. I dated some in Atlanta. I dated, you know, Kordell. Yes. Kordell Stewart.”

During a radio interview, Caldwell described sexual encounters with Stewart and former St. Louis Rams players.

Stewart who seems content in profiting off of the damage to his name, is seeking “general and special damages for … loss of earnings, emotional distress and impairment to his reputation.”

By Glenn Erby

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