According to WPXI-TV, the jury selection got underway Monday for the trial of the three men accused of stabbing Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams during an early morning altercation last summer outside of a Southside restaurant.
Last week, it was reported that Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert was issued a subpoena as part of the legal process as the defense attorneys want to see Adams’ Steelers personnel file.
On Monday, Adam Brandolph of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Colbert’s lawyer, Brian H. Simmons, has objected to his client needing to testify in the case as he doesn’t believe the Steelers general manager will add new evidence to the case. Also according to Brandolph, the judge overseeing the case has already viewed Adams’ personnel file as well as his contract in private.
Its no surprise that the attorneys of those accused are trying to attack Adams’ character as part of their defense as the former second-round draft pick has had a few character red flags associated with his name dating back to his time at Ohio State.
With this trial now about to get underway, there will likely be a lot more reported about the proceedings of it over the course of the next few weeks or until the jury reaches a verdict.
The three men standing trial have been charged with several crimes with one of them being conspiracy to attempted homicide during an alleged attempted car jacking. The trial is expected to begin Tuesday.