Well you just knew this was going to happen. As what seems to be the norm these days, larger federal criminal trials usually turn into smaller civil cases pursued by one side or the other. After being acquitted of multiple charges, that included conspiracy to murder and aggravated assault, one of the defendants involved in the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive linemen Mike Adams’ decided to take Adams to trial under a civil lawsuit.
Adams has now become the defendant after what became a rather bizarre criminal trial involving three men accused and tried of attempting to carjack ultimately stabbing the then second year Steeler lineman. Former defendant Dquay Means is alleging “wrongful use of criminal process, malicious prosecution, false arrest, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation” according to the PPG.
This can’t be good for Adams. Seeing that the jury somehow decided that stabbing someone did not warrant any kind of guilty verdict for aggravated assault, I don’t have much confidence that they will rule in any favor of Adams. And jury’s tend to award the craziest things under the craziest of circumstances when it comes to civil lawsuits.
This kind of thing won’t mean any jail time for Adams, but he’ll probably have to shell out some dough for ‘damages’ if the jury finds in favor of Means. For his sake, he better hope the Steelers keep him on the team so he can pay that bill.