PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) – One of three men acquitted last month of charges that they tried to carjack Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams has sued the player, saying Adams lied when he claimed the man had a gun and threatened him.
The Associated Press could not immediately reach Adams or his agent for comment on the lawsuit filed Tuesday by 26-year-old Dquay Means.
Adams and Allegheny County prosecutors claimed Means threatened the player with a gun when he exited a restaurant about 3 a.m. June 1, and attempted to steal his car. The men ran away after another of the defendants allegedly stabbed Adams instead.
The defendants argued at their trial last month that the incident wasn’t a carjacking but a fight that began when a drunken Adams knocked food out of one the men’s hands.
Means, Jerrell Whitlock and Michael Paranay were charged in the attack.
Paranay was not convicted on any counts, but Means was found guilty of escape and Whitlock was convicted on a charge of flight to avoid apprehension.
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