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.