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'Dancing with the Stars' Hines Ward 'embroiled in paternity suit'

Hines Ward from Dancing With The Stars


Hines Ward has reportedly become embroiled in a paternity suit.

A lawyer for a woman named Melanie Smith has filed suit in Georgia claiming that the NFL star is the father of her 1-year-old daughter.

Smith is seeking a blood test to prove that Ward is her baby's dad because he has so far denied her claims.

A judge will soon decide if Ward must undergo a blood test in order to determine if he will be required to pay child support, according to TMZ.

Ward is the father of a son whom he had with ex-wife Simone Ward.

The former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver won the 12th season of Dancing with the Stars with professional partner Kym Johnson in 2011.

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