NFL Star Chris McAlister Accused of Booting Wife After Her Abortion Refusal

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 22, 2010   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

NFL Star Chris McAlister Accused of Booting Wife After Her Abortion Refusal

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
April 22
, 2010

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) — NFL football star Chris McAlister, a free agent pro-bowl player formerly with the Baltimore Ravens, stands accused of booting his wife from their home after she refused to get an abortion. Marlene McAlister filed court documents Wednesday in L.A. County Superior Court seeking a divorce.

Marlene, in the legal papers, according to a TMZ report, claims McAlister kicked her out of the couples home when she refused his request for an abortion.

The divorce documents showing Marlene wanting to end the 13-month marriage have her saying she hasn’t heard from McAlister since September 2009 — some five months before the birth of their daughter.

TMZ indicates Marlene says she is "struggling financially" because McAlister stopped paying court-ordered child support and medical expenses.

The documents also indicated Marlene is asking for sole custody of their 2-month old daughter that Marlene saved from an abortion as she alleges Chris has a "volatile temper."

Chris McAlister responded to the celebrity news source saying Marlene wants their divorce battle to be played out in the press.

"I was only married to her for a short time. She’s handling this through TMZ, I’m doing this the right way — through the court system," he said.

This isn’t the first time an NFL football player has pressured his wife to have an abortion — although one took it much further than McAlister.

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth arranged for the murder of his pregnant girlfriend because she refused to have an abortion.

Carruth, 27, was acquitted in January of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting. A jury convicted the former football player of conspiring to murder Adams, shooting into her vehicle and using a gun to try to kill her unborn child.

Carruth didn’t want to pay child support and Cherica refused to have an abortion.

Adams, 24, was eight months pregnant with Carruth’s baby when she was shot. Doctors saved her baby, Chancellor, in an emergency Caesarean section, but Adams died on December 14, 1999.

Chancellor has cerebral palsy, and will require lifetime medical care.

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