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Steelers T Mike Adams Admits He Was Intoxicated Prior To Being Stabbed Last Summer


Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams is probably glad Wednesday is now behind him after he reportedly spent over three hours on the stand testifying against the three men accused of stabbing him last summer during an early morning altercation on the South Side.

According to Paula Reed Ward of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Adams admitted Wednesday during his testimony that he was intoxicated after drinking at nearby establishment for several hours prior to the incident. He did, however, also deny claims made by the defense on Tuesday that he caused the altercation by “stumbling around drunk.”

Adams, who has also been accused by the defense of changing his story since the incident took place last summer, told the jury that one of the three accused men showed him a semi-automatic handgun in his waistband after he was first told to give up his truck. Adams then said that same man told him he would shoot him in the face and kill him before another one of the accused punched him in the face before stabbing him in the abdomen.

“It all happened so fast,” Adams said. “I didn’t really understand what was happening. I was in shock.”

According to WTAE-TV, video of the incident that was captured by security cameras at South Side businesses will be shown to the jury at some point during the trial. They also report that the judge that is overseeing the trial has yet to rule on whether or not Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert will have to testify after being subpoenaed by the defense of the accused last week.

The trial is expected to continue on Thursday.

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  • Jason

    I think we all assumed that.

  • Jason Brant

    If stumbling around drunk was a precursor to getting stabbed, I’d have been dead long ago.

  • Jason

    O so true.

  • PA2AK

    They have video of the actual incident? Good for the truth to come out.

  • Jacque Strappe

    A layer of blubber comes thru in the clutch.

  • Jason

    Hope the same holds true in the Ray Rice case.

  • Toddy Bravo

    His intoxication couldn’t possibly be more irrelevant.

  • j m

    Affects perception at the time of the incident, and recollection after the incident. So it’s relevant.
    But for Mr. Bryan to say he “admitted” to being intoxicated is strange. As if drinking is against the law or something.

  • Jeff

    At 3 AM on east carson street in south side??? NOOOOOO WAYYYYY!!!!!????

  • Johnny Loose

    Even after being shown a semi-auto handgun, a drunken Mike Adams was still looking at the guys like, “Give you my truck? What?”

  • Toddy Bravo

    I was talking legal relevance. Deadly force is only justified if someone is being imminently threatened with death or serious bodily injury. The fact that the victim was drunk is irrelevant.

    If Adams “admitted” to trying to tear their heads off, that would be relevant.

  • Steve

    Adams didn’t have the keys. It was valet parked and the valet had closed. He got into the truck through the button combination on the Door. Still needed the keys, which Adams didn’t have to start the Truck. He could have walked home, which was a short distance away.

  • steelster

    yes that is what i don’t get why not just walk away.

  • tim

    I think the ONLY problem here isnt the fact that he was drunk, the thing that SHOULD alarm us ALL ( moreso the FO) is the fact…maybe Adams is still not done making bad decisions, he admitted that he was drunk and about to drive had he had keys to start that vehicle, right after our rookie NT went on a drunken rampage after crashing HIS car…evevn though he WAS a victim in this matter, wouldn’t you have to think that COULD be a strike against him…so say, maybe a OL spot comes to him abd someone else who is playing as well if not better, could something like admitting you planned on drinking and driving maybe sway them to another direction…

  • Steve

    Adams was stupid an should not have put himself in this situation. Hopefully he learns from this. People are given second chances in life. Adams needs to walk a better line before his life is taken away from him.

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