Bartolo Colon reportedly has a 'secret family' and is facing a child support lawsuit

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Bartolo Colon has won the hearts of many MLB fans over recent years, with his carefree attitude and array of lighthearted-yet-inspiring plays on the field. But, to some fans, that likable image may have just taken a hit.

A report from the New York Post claims that Colon has a "secret family" outside of his wife and four publicly known children.

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According to the Post, Colon is being sued by 38-year-old Alexandra Santos for failing to pay child support for their 8-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter. Colon's wife, Rosanna, told the Post that she has long been aware of the other children.

"I can't talk about that," she said in Spanish. "This is personal and not something I want to talk about."

The lawsuit was uncovered, even with a judge granting anonymity, because Colon briefly represented himself, and was listed as an attorney despite official papers labeling the case "Anonymous v. Anonymous."

Colon made national news earlier this month when he hit his first MLB home run at the age of 42. He's due back in court with Santos in June.

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Ranking all 30 MLB stadiums

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Bartolo Colon reportedly has a 'secret family' and is facing a child support lawsuit

29. Rogers Centre, Toronto Blue Jays

The only things worse than this warehouse-looking place are the metric measurements on the outfield walls.


23. Angel Stadium, Los Angeles Angels

Nothin’ like some fake rocks in center field to really set the mood for a baseball game.


22. Progressive Field, Cleveland Indians

The fact that it’s no longer Jacobs Field bumps this down at least five spots.


21. Busch Stadium, St. Louis Cardinals

Can this place just stay out of the playoffs just once?


19. Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks

Center field is the deepest part of the stadium, guys. The wall doesn’t need to be that high.

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5. Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox

Relax, Fenway is definitely an amazing place to watch a game. But sitting directly behind a pole and/or facing the left-center field wall just isn’t always appealing.



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