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Dolphins’ Xavien Howard files motion to dismiss STD complaint from ‘despised ex-lover’: report


Miami Dolphins cornerback Xavien Howard has filed a motion to dismiss a complaint from an unnamed woman, saying it was “the epitome of a shakedown.”

The woman filed a lawsuit in Broward County, Fla., against Howard, alleging he “knowingly and negligently transmitted a sexually transmitted disease to her,” according to ESPN.

However, Howard’s attorney, Alan Mensa-Wilmot, claims the woman threatened him, entered his property and stalked him while spreading false information.

Howard’s motion was filed last Friday, two days after the plaintiff’s complaint. Howard also plans to take “own causes of action” against the plaintiff.

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Miami Dolphins’ Xavien Howard #25 walks through the tunnel before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Hard Rock Stadium on October 16, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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The petition is accompanied by screenshots of text messages allegedly from the woman, where Howard says it’s “extremely clear that the petitioner is nothing more than a despised ex-lover.”

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Howard and his attorney also say the veteran cornerback has the right to have the woman’s name disclosed in court or at law, and failure to do so is grounds for dismissal.

Dolphins’ Xavien Howard files motion to dismiss STD complaint from ‘despised ex-lover’: report

Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins is introduced before playing the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on September 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Howard is the Dolphins’ top cornerback, starting in all seven games with five passes defended and 22 tackles combined.

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However, he had a bit of a rough year in terms of forward stats, dropping a 123.7 passer rating with 65% target completions.

He’s also allowed three touchdowns so far after allowing just six in 16 games last season.

Dolphins’ Xavien Howard files motion to dismiss STD complaint from ‘despised ex-lover’: report

Xavien Howard #25 of the Miami Dolphins looks on during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium on August 27, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
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Howard is in the first year of his five-year, $90 million contract with the Dolphins, which gave him $36.3 million in guaranteed money.


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