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Ex-Cub Ben Zobrist drops lawsuit against former pastor: report

Zobrist had been seeking $6 million in damages from Byron Yawn.

Ben Zobrist has reportedly dropped his lawsuit against his former pastor.
Ben Zobrist has reportedly dropped his lawsuit against his former pastor.
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Former Cubs player Ben Zobrist has dropped a lawsuit against his former pastor, according to a report.

Zobrist had been seeking $6 million in damages from Byron Yawn, alleging that Yawn defrauded his charity and claiming that Yawn had been engaged in an extramarital affair with Zobrist’s estranged wife Julianna.

The Chicago Tribune first reported Zobrist’s decision to drop the lawsuit. No reason was given for Zobrist’s decision to end the litigation, but he apparently is free to refile the lawsuit at a later date.

The Zobrists’ divorce trial began this week in Tennessee.