Pittsburgh Steelers: Sean Davis being sued for cyberbullying

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Sean Davis
FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 22: Sean Davis /

Pittsburgh Steelers safety, Sean Davis, hit an offseason roadblock this week, and is now headed to court.

It’s never good to hear a player’s name being brought up with bullying. In today’s world, demeaning people is taken just as seriously as any act of unkindness. In the world of major league sports, the spotlight is even bigger, and having something surround your name involving bullying will cause a lot of grief.

Pittsburgh Steelers’ safety, Sean Davis, is known to be an outgoing guy. The second-year defensive back out of Maryland is becoming one of the best young players in the league, and showing off his bright personality while doing so.

Davis may have taken his jokes a little too far this past week, though, and is now facing legal trouble for his mistake.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Davis uploaded a video to snapchat of a teen working the drive-thru of a Chick-fil-A in Cranberry township. In the video, Davis is heard saying the teen “looks like an eight-year-old,” and that’s the reason the line was so long.

Now, the Steeler is being sued by the family of the teen, claiming their son didn’t know about the video until he was bullied about it at school. The lawsuit that was filed Friday contains claims of cyberbullying and libel.

Davis’ attorney, Eugene Lee, says his client didn’t mean to demean the teen, calling the lawsuit frivolous.

How far this lawsuit will actually go is very up-in-the-air, but the Steelers and Davis don’t want this hanging around much longer. As the team prepares for a 2018 Super Bowl run, they don’t need someone being publicized for being a bully headlining their offseason.

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Davis is 24-years-old and like most people his age, he’ll crack a joke or two. This one might have had some consequences Davis would’ve liked to prevent, and we’re all sure he didn’t want this teen to be bullied because of his video. But the deed is done and now Davis has some work to do to clear his name.