Attorneys Claim Steelers T Mike Adams Started Fight With Men Accused Of Stabbing Him

The trial for the three men accused of stabbing Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams last summer got underway on Tuesday and already the sparks are starting to fly.

According to Paula Reed Ward of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the defense attorneys are accusing Adams of changing his story several times since the incident that took place on the Southside happened. In addition, they are also accusing Adams of being drunk and starting a fight with the accused.

Ward reports that Adams’ blood-alcohol level at the hospital following him being stabbed was at least .185.

While Adams didn’t break any laws by drinking, the defense is arguing that his story about him being a potential victim of a carjacking was concocted in order for him to avoid getting in trouble with the Steelers, who took a chance on him even though he had character red flags coming out of college.

“Mike Adams has a huge, multimillion-dollar motive to lie,” said Fred Rabner, who represents one of the accused. “Being out at 3 o’clock in the morning, drunk, is not the Steelers’ way.”

A jury of seven men and five women was selected to hear the trial that is expected to continue on Wednesday. Adams is expected to take the stand on Wednesday as well.

You can learn more about Tuesday’s proceedings in the video below.

  • Geoff Cordner

    Typical! The dude gets stabbed and the defence says it was his fault.

  • DoctorNoah

    I think we all could have predicted this tactic. Whether it’s true or not is as big a question as whether he has any legitimate future as an NFL tackle…

  • Paddy

    Welll I guess he stabbed himself

  • steeltown

    Well I saw this coming, a high profile person is easy to slander. Im not saying he did or didn’t start or initiate the altercation, the only ones that know that are the ones present, but in the end HE was stabbed

    Atleast this wasn’t an altercation involving DeCastro or another player with tons of upside and potential

  • Ridiculous, its not their fault. What if they would have killed him, would it be their fault then. Well, your honor he started it!

  • srdan

    That is the crazy part in our law system. If someone starts with you, you can use as much force as you can prove was necessary. Meaning, if your pockets are deep and your attorneys are good, you can pretty much use any amount of force you want.

    I don’t know what average sized human would want to fight a NFL tackle, at least without an aide of a weapon.

  • WilliamSekinger

    So, it’s the my client is a child defense?? ‘Yes, my client stabbed him…but he started it!’

  • PA2AK

    ‘Not the Steeler way’…lol. Yeah, we prefer our players shoot at helicopters with their spare time. Drinking and getting stabbed by three guys is taking it too far.

  • scott2443

    love how law is lawyers can lie with hold evidence make back room deals …but let either side of the table lie and its like it end the world …i just hope all the new faces that be in steeler uniforms this year look at this and learn a lesson

  • Big White

    I believe anyone and everyone involved here NOT named Mike Adams.

  • 20Stoney

    Knocked his shish kabob out of his hand? I guess that’s good reason to stab someone!

  • CEE

    Mike Adams tried to stop the attackers, but got overrun when a guy standing behind him picked up a football.

  • watch some film, Adams doesn’t start fights…..

  • srdan

    You should watch him and peppers last year. Peppers was manhandled when adams was mad

  • mlc43

    haha…this isn’t surprising. Who knows what really happened. It was a certainty that the court proceedings would turn into a “he said vs he said” circus. That is our legal system.

  • pittsburghjoe

    I was reading reports that his blood alcohol content was taken and it was over the legal limit. First of all, why was his BAC taken, he was a victim? Second, if he was not driving a car, why is the .08 limit even entering the discussion?