An Atlanta woman who says basketball legend Michael Jordan is the father of her 16 year old son has dropped her paternity suit against him.


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A woman named Pamela Smith, 48, filed a suit against Jordan last month asking for child support, claiming her son was the biological child of the former NBA superstar. Jordan had denied being the father of the young teenager.

A lawyer for Jordan said documentation from a previous divorce proceeding indicates that Smith acknowledged her ex-husband to be the father of the child. Despite that and today's dismissal  the case remains far from settled.

Randy Kessler ,Smith's attorney says his client has voluntarily dismissed the case "without prejudice" which means she can re-file it later if she chooses.