Ruben Studdard's sweat glands are about to get another major workout. The owners of clothing maker 205 Flava Inc. claim they secretly paid the velvet teddy bear $10,000 to wear the company's 205 jerseys on

American Idol — a violation of show rules. The accusation came in response to a lawsuit filed by Studdard last week in which he accused Flava owners Willie and Frederick Jenkins of wrongly profiting from his image. At a press conference Monday, lawyers for the pair showed copies of $10,000 in checks made out to Studdard's brother, Kevin Studdard, and his manager, Ron Edwards. Studdard refused comment, but his lawyer, Byron Perkins, told The Associated Press that "the public will hear from us soon."