Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has filed
court papers seeking sole custody of his former girlfriend's unborn
child should genetic testing proves he's the father.
The June 12 petition, obtained by the Beaumont Enterprise
newspaper and posted on its Web site, has since been sealed.
Crystal Taylor, arrested May 6 at Nowitzki's Dallas home, has
repeatedly said he is the father. Neither is specifically named in
the document, but the petitioner is identified as "D.N." and the
respondent as "C.T." Her attorney told the Beaumont newspaper
that she knew the documents had been filed but declined comment.
Taylor is in the Jefferson County jail in Beaumont. She is
accused of paying for almost $11,000 in dental work with a credit
card she didn't have permission to use.