It doesn’t look like Pittsburgh Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert will have to interrupt his last minute draft preparation to take part in the trial of the three men accused of stabbing tackle Mike Adams last summer.
According to a Tuesday report by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Colbert will not be forced to testify after being subpoenaed a few weeks ago.
In lieu of Colbert having to testify, part of Adams’ rookie contract that includes the portion related to player conduct, will be accepted as evidence instead.
Defense attorneys for the three men accused of stabbing Adams were originally hoping to ask Colbert about Adams’ disciplinary record with the team as they believe the Ohio State product had a good reason to lie about details of the incident because of him already being on shaky ground with Steelers. That shaky ground stems for him testing positive for marijuana prior to being drafted back in 2012.
The Steelers had reportedly removed Adams from their draft board after the positive drug test, but eventually added him back on it after he met with Colbert and agreed to certain stipulations.
The trial could go to the jury by the end of this week as the paper also reports that the defense has rested their case and that closing arguments are now expected to start.