PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams has sued three men who were acquitted of criminal charges that they attacked him outside a sandwich shop in June 2013.
Adams’ lawsuit filed Wednesday claims Jerrell Whitlock, Dquay Means and Michael Paranay tried to steal his vehicle about 3 a.m. and that Whitlock stabbed him after Means pulled a gun.READ MORE: Free Tickets Available Thursday For Pittsburgh's Drive-In Movie Night
The men were acquitted of aggravated assault and attempted homicide charges last April, after they claimed that Adams made up the carjacking story after scuffling with the men while drunk. Means and Paranay have already sued Adams alleging they were wrongly prosecuted because of his claims.READ MORE: Tractor Trailer Driver Dies After Crashing Into Utility Pole, 2 Vehicles And Mobile Home
Means’ lawyer says he believes Adams’ suit was filed as a way for the player to defend himself against their civil lawsuits.COVID-19 In Pittsburgh: Allegheny County Reports 994 New Cases, 12 Additional Deaths Over 72 Hours
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