Timothy Wilks was shot and killed after approaching a group with butcher knives, police said.
"I said, 'Guys, just thank God that was me,'" the reality star told David Letterman.
Attorneys for both men on Friday said that witnesses have signed affidavits maintaining that the two NFL players took no part in the alleged armed robbery.
Mia was sentenced to 20 years in prison, but alleges she was a trafficking victim who was forced to go along with a robbery that turned deadly.
The knife-wielding suspect fled empty-handed from a store in Worthing, southern England, after the girl and her father threw groceries at him.
Tony Tovar told reporters he didn't feel threatened by the robber because he "had a really good feeling he wasn't out to harm anybody."
The violence seemed to be random and the only known motives appeared to be "robbery, hate, homicide," police said.
A video of police officers pointing guns at a black man kneeling with his hands over his head is going viral.
Polk County sheriff’s deputies went to the supposed crime scene and quickly realized that a robbery never happened.
The robbery suspect turned out to be armed with a replica handgun, Commissioner James O’Neill said.