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Three men acquitted in Steelers Mike Adams' stabbing case

By Mike Singer | CBSSports.com

Three men were acquitted in the Mike Adams case on Wednesday. (USATSI)

The three men accused of stabbing and assaulting Steelers OL Mike Adams last year were cleared of all significant charges on Wednesday, CBS Pittsburgh reported.

All three were accused of attempted homicide stemming from a June 1 incident, but a jury only found one of the men guilty of flight and another was convicted of running from police during the ensuing investigation.

Adams claimed that he was stabbed during an attempted carjacking while the defense asserted that the Steelers' offensive lineman instigated the altercation by knocking food out of one of the defendants' hands. Adams was ultimately hospitalized for four days last June.

The defense also claimed that Adams was “obliterated drunk, aggressive and out of control,” and that changes to his story should've raised suspicions.

“The bottom line is these gentlemen were innocent. The system worked beautifully. We're just over the moon that the right thing happened here,” one of the defense attorneys said.

Steelers GM Kevin Colbert was on hand for Wednesday's verdict, and the team isn't expected to comment.

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