Michael Hasch of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review is reporting Monday evening that a man has been arrested and charged in the stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams during an attempted carjacking early Saturday morning.
According to Hasch, Michael C. Paranay, 25, is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault and related crimes for the incident that occurred early Saturday morning near the intersection of East Carson and South 17th streets.
Adams had to undergo emergency surgery after being stabbed while waiting outside of his truck at 3:00 a.m. One of the armed assailants had reportedly pointed a gun at Adams, who didn\’t have his keys on him because they were left with a valet service earlier in the evening.
During the attempting carjacking, one of the assailants reportedly dropped a cell phone, but it is unknown if that is how police were able to track down Paranay.
According to a video posted by Adams Sunday on his Vine account, the Steelers second-year tackle needed 33 staples as a result the stabbing.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said during his Monday press conference that the Ohio State product is expected to be released from the hospital over the course of the next 24 hours. In addition, Tomlin said that Adams would likely be sidelined 6-8 weeks as he recovers.
Adams had being working as the starting right tackle for the Steelers during the first two OTA sessions of the 2013 season.