Johan Santana faces civil suit over alleged rape

The Mets ace tosses a bullpen session in February (AP Photo)

August 11, 2010 3:22:00 AM PDT
New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana is facing a civil suit filed by a woman who claims that he raped her.

The woman, who lives in Florida, said she was raped last year by Santana on a Fort Myers golf course.

The 35-year-old single mother says she became pregnant and had a miscarriage.

Because the prosecution did not move forward with charges, the alleged victim filed the civil suit.

Santana admits to having sex with the woman, but says it was consensual.