A jury recently rejected the claim of Steelers tackle Mike Adams that he was stabbed last year by a trio of would-be carjackers. A future jury may find that Adams owes one of them big money.
According to WPXI-11 in Pittsburgh, Dquay Means has sued Adams for malicious prosecution. Means spent 11 months in prison awaiting trial on charges that included attempted murder.
Means and the other two defendants argued that Adams concocted the story of carjacking to avoid potential punishment from the team for what otherwise was, according to the three men, a drunken Adams instigating a fight.
But it’s one thing for the three defendants to show that the state failed to satisfy the very high burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. It’s quite another to prove the elements of a claim of malicious prosecution.