Steelers DL Cam Thomas Accused By Woman Of Physical Abuse, Concealing STDs

If a San Diego woman is to be believed, then new Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Thomas brought a little more than his talents to the South Side when he signed with the team during free agency this spring.

According to TMZ Sports, of all reputable places, a woman by the name of Adrienne is suing the former San Diego Chargers nose tackle for incidents stemming from their time together dating back to March 2010.

To the best of my knowledge, this information was first reported on Popdust back on Thursday, which writes that she is seeking a settlement of $25,000.

The headline that TMZ chose to run today, which proliferated the story, focuses on the fact that the woman accuses Thomas of having unprotected sex with her while neglecting to inform her that he has herpes—even lying about it.

Of greater issue, or at least equally significant, offense, which the article notes only at the bottom, is that Thomas is also accused of being “physically abusive”, and that the woman is suing in part over “sexual battery”.

The Popdust article claims that the woman broke off relations with Thomas after discovering that he was unfaithful to her, and that the physical altercations began after she confronted him with this revelation.

The suit charges that Thomas, while on the freeway, said to her that “we all have to die some time” while attempting to push her out of the vehicle. After weeks of profusive apologies, she relented and went back to him, after which “Thomas choked her, set the bed on fire while she was in it, and pinned her down and burned her with her flat iron”.

Prior to these incidents, the accuser claims that she questioned Thomas about physical signs of a possible sexually transmitted disease around his genital area as far back as March 2010, which the defensive lineman dismissed as being caused by sweat buildup from his football equipment.

She says that he claimed in a later incident to have gotten his private parts caught in his zipper when she questioned him about the sores visible on said parts.

The woman says that she was tested for STDs in December 2010, but she did not test positive for more than a year, until February 2012, which is not necessarily unusual for such a delayed occurrence when it comes to STDs.

What may be slightly curious is why the suit is being brought about now, more than two full years after testing positive for STDs, which she claims in her suit she could only have gotten from the Steelers’ starting left defensive end.

Thomas, of course, signed a two-year, $4 million contract with Pittsburgh in March.

Now would certainly be an opportune time to bring about the suit, even assuming that there were no extraneous factors preventing her from filing one prior to now.

Regardless of the timing of the suit, if anything the woman alleges is true, it will certainly be disappointing, even if it might not affect his career in any meaningful way. No doubt the Steelers would have liked to have known of this information before signing him.

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  • dkoy85


  • AzheDraven

    Thats some weird s**t. Some NFL players have some weird hobbies. lol

  • Dwayne Ferguson

    I don’t even know how to comment on this story…

  • Crowned

    Let’s go. Tuitt time.

  • Addison

    No big deal. It will only cost him 2 games

  • Jacque Strappe

    So, Cam had road rash on his equipment but she got busy anyway? Um, good decision chicky. Oh, and now enjoy having your sexual history dissected in a court of law. Your partners will get served papers to analyze their sexual past.
    Fun times.

  • afrazier9

    this is the craziest thing i have ever hurd

  • GNG

    This is a disturbing story.

  • steeltown


  • steeltown

    Same here

  • Nick Williams

    Cut him

  • Crowned

    Not sure if planned, but the fact that this was posted by “Nick Williams”. Hilarious.

  • Jacque Strappe

    Sure changes the shower dynamic now doesn’t it?

  • srdan


  • Skinny Merlino

    Let’s hope nobody shared cups with him or that nobody pops up with lip herpes

  • Matt Manzo

    Wow! If this is frivolous this stuff is getting out of control! If it’s true, Cam is in trouble! The locker room might accept abuse but herpes, that’s messed up.

  • Lucus Rodriguez

    looks like we got ourselves a winner. not

  • Chad Capper

    I regret reading this post

  • Ryan

    Im finding most of this extremely hard to believe. id love to see some evidence of this abuse. A flat iron would certianly leave some kind of scar. Any photos of the abuse? Any proof it was even Cam she got herpes from? Depending on how you look at it she either wait 2 or 4 years before suing…..seems fishy

  • Nolrog

    Accusations of physical abuse are worth 2 games, 6 if you’re a Steeler.

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  • Lizard72

    Goodell is going to come down hard on him for this! Unacceptable that there are no criminal charges being filed here and only civil court proceedings! Now he’s going to have to levy a 6 game suspension and counseling program on him!

  • Lil Smitty

    This sad! If he did all those things, it was just wrong. Evidently she isn’t angry enough to have him arrested. If she is saying all these things for the money, evidently she doesn’t care what is said on media about her as long as she gets the cash.
    I hope Goodell doesn’t want to use this case to show how tough he is on abuse of women.

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  • RedCarpetDefense

    Who’s Cam’s training camp roommate? Yikes…!!!

  • Dan

    That’s exactly why I never became a rich dumb athlete.

  • Nolrog

    Correction. Felony charges are worth 2 games if you’re not a Steeler, non-charged accusations are worth 6 games if you are.

  • PA2AK

    Yes…if he can’t push her out of that car, how will he ever hold up against the run?!

  • joed32

    Why did she wait 2 years to file a suit? No police involvement means no Goodell involvement.

  • brent

    Really ask Ben how that works.

  • 2443scott

    well the flood gates have now opened since rices woman handeling …how many more people will now come forward with things the cash cow is unleashed and there are lawyers out work but not for long …from this posting every thing she said she cant prove unless there was a witness to it…plus if she got tested and was worried then why she keep having sexual contact with the guy ….and on the other hand if what she says is true we just have another woman man handler out there …if every man or woman would sue over cheating on them …or say you gave me stds there wouldnt be no time in courts for the killers runing a mock on streets …she may want 25 grand but if he fights it her lawyer is only one who get it for his fees..