One of three men acquitted last month of trying to carjack Pittsburgh Steelers player Mike Adams sued the lineman yesterday, saying Adams lied when he claimed the man had a gun and threatened him.
Allegheny County prosecutors and Adams, who played in high school at Dublin Coffman and in college at Ohio State, claimed that Dquay Means, 26, threatened Adams with a gun when he exited a restaurant in the early morning hours of June 1 last year and attempted to steal his car. Another of the defendants allegedly stabbed Adams, and the men ran away. Adams was hospitalized for four days.
The defendants argued at their trial last month that the encounter wasn’t a carjacking but a fight that began when a drunken Adams knocked food out of the hands of one of the men.
Means’ attorneys have argued that Adams knew he would be in trouble with the team for starting a drunken fight and, therefore, had to come up with a different version of events.