Steeler Mike Adams faces alleged South Side attackers in court

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PITTSBURGH —

Pittsburgh Steeler Mike Adams faced his alleged attackers in court Thursday.

Adams was in court to identify the men, including Jerrell Whitlock, who were allegedly involved in the June South Side attack that left Adams hospitalized with two stab wounds to his stomach.

The Steeler testified that he was sucker punched by Dquay Means, and then heard Whitlock, whom Adams identified as the man who stabbed him, say, “Let me kill him.”

A third attacker, Michael Paranay, was identified after officers found a cellphone he had dropped during the attack, police said.

Channel 11’s Alan Jennings reported that while Adams testified, Paranay snickered and stared at him.

“I wasn't aware of that, but I would imagine he's just frustrated at the testimony that was presented today because it’s not truthful,” said Randall McKinney, Paranay’s attorney.

Following the court appearance, Adams was escorted out the back door of the courthouse to an unmarked police car to avoid cameras and reporters, Jennings said.