SPORTS SCOOP: HINES WARD BATTLING PATERNITY SUIT

Former NFL player Hines Ward is accused of being a deadbeat dad!

The SCOOP HEREEx-Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward is being accused of not taking care of a child that he fathered.

According to reports, Melanie Smith filed a lawsuit in a Georgia court earlier this month claiming the Superbowl champion is the father of her one year old daughter.

Details in the legal documents state Smith wants Ward to take responsibility as the father and start paying child support.

Smith also said if the Dancing with the Stars champion denies being the biological father of her child, she wants a blood test performed to confirm the child’s paternity.

A judge has yet to make a judgement in the case.

This sounds like a case for Maury Povich.