PITTSBURGH — A Pennsylvania family has filed a lawsuit against Pittsburgh Steelers safety Sean Davis, claiming he posted a video on social media mocking their teenage son.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the 24-year-old Davis uploaded a video to Snapchat of the teen working at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru in Cranberry Township, located about 20 miles north of Pittsburgh. Davis is heard saying: “This kid like 8 years old. No wonder the lines be so long.”
An attorney who represents the family said their son, whom the complaint describes as “very small for his age,” didn’t know about the video until he was bullied at school afterward.
The lawsuit filed Friday includes claims of libel and cyberbullying, and it seeks an unspecified amount in damages. It says the teen has suffered from headaches, depression, sleeplessness and anxiety.
Davis’ attorney Eugene Lee called the lawsuit frivolous. He said Davis did not intend to demean the teen.
“From our perspective, it was a commentary on a billion-dollar corporation,” Randy Fisher, general counsel of the firm that represents Davis, told the Gazette. “It had nothing in particular to do with this young man.
“What they’re alleging goes completely against everything Sean stands for and how he lives his life.”