Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Steeler Faces Civil Suit from Man Acquitted of Stabbing Him

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Steeler Faces Civil Suit from Man Acquitted of Stabbing Him

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A man acquitted last month of attacking Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Adams filed a lawsuit against him Tuesday.

Dquay Means, 26, of Hazelwood alleges wrongful use of criminal process, malicious prosecution, false arrest, intentional infliction of emotional distress and defamation in the 15-page complaint filed in Allegheny County Common Pleas Court.

Mr. Adams' agent, Joe Panos, said, "I won't comment on a ridiculous claim like that."

Mr. Means and two other men were found not guilty on April 30 in the June 1, 2013, attack on Mr. Adams at 17th and East Carson streets on the South Side about 3 a.m.

Mr. Adams claimed that the defendants, including Mr. Means, Jerrell Whitlock and Michael Paranay, threatened him with a gun, stabbed him and attempted to steal his truck. During the trial, he identified Mr. Means as the person who had the gun.

The men denied the charges and instead said Mr. Adams was drunk, knocked food out of Mr. Paranay's hand, and that there was a fight. …

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