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Mike and Maurkice Pouncey are apparently firm believers in “innocent until proven guilty.”
The identical twin centers were spotted wearing “Free Hernandez” hats at a nightclub. Mike and Maurkice, who play for the Dolphins and Steelers, respectively, were teammates with Aaron Hernandez at the University of Florida. Mike was Hernandez’s roommate in Gainesville.
Both Pouncey brothers were spotted with Hernandez on the night of a 2007 shooting in Gainesville, according to ESPN.com. Hernandez was originally pegged as the shooter, until his name was rescinded.
Maurkice was taken No. 18 overall by Pittsburgh in the 2010 NFL draft. He’s a three-time All-Pro and three-time Pro Bowler. Mike was drafted No. 15 overall by Miami in the 2011 NFL draft.
Hernandez is currently being held in Bristol County Correctional Facility after being charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd. Check out the Pounceys’ controversial hat choices in the photo below.
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The Pouncey Brothers are University of Florida alums, so that is the connection between them and Aaron Hernandez. Technically, it is innocent until proven guilty and every defendant has a presumption of innocence, so there shouldn’t be anything wrong with wearing these hats.
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Every season, the Pro Football Hall of Fame reportedly asks a panel of photography experts to choose the best NFL photo of the year.
That photographer gets an award, and the picture is put on permanent display at the Hall of Fame. A photo of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez high-stepping into the end zone to score a go ahead touchdown...
This could be one of the dumbest things ever done by high profile athletes. Really, this makes Ochocinco taping his lawyer on the rear after a verdict seem smart. Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder and all signs point towards him being guilty. But that did not stop the Pouncey twins from wearing “Free Hernandez” hats at a party.
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The Pouncey brothers were both teammates of Aaron Hernandez, so when they showed up on the internet wearing "Free Hernandez" hats, it wasn't surprising.
It also wasn't surprising when their respective teams, the Dolphins and Steelers, were reportedly not happy about that incident. Pittsburgh appears to have gotten to the older brother Maurkice, as he today released...
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has apologized for wearing a “Free Hernandez” baseball cap.
Pouncey apology: "I fully recognize the seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate, and I regret that my actions appear … "
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" … to make light of that serious situation. I apologize to anyone...
In America you are deemed innocent until proven guilty. However, the court of public opinion often operates from a slightly different tilt. Two twin brother NFL players are showing their support for accused murderer, former Patriot, Aaron Hernandez. The Pouncey twins played with Hernandez at the University of Florida and won a BCS title together. The twins have set internet tongues...
Brothers Mike and Maurkice Pouncey took some heat over the weekend when a photo of the NFL centers wearing “Free Hernandez” hats, as in former Florida teammate Aaron Hernandez, at a nightclub surfaced on the interwebs. Now, they appear to be backing away from that staunch statement.
Maurkice took to Twitter on Monday morning to express his deep regret for appearing to make...
Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey has
apologized for wearing a baseball cap supporting former college
teammate Aaron Hernandez.
Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien took the opportunity to throw a zinger in the New England Patriots’ direction during one of his recent opening monologues. Conan was discussing a new DC Comic in which Superman kills someone, then jokes that the Patriots signed him afterwards – obviously a reference to the whole Aaron Hernandez murder saga.
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Three weeks ago, Carlos Ortiz had a much different relationship with former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez. The 27-year-old was not a star witness who may be providing investigators with enough information to put Hernandez away for life. Instead, he was a close friend. Ortiz hangs around on a street called Davis Drive [...]
According to John Clayton of ESPN.com, the Pittsburgh Steelers plan to talk to center Maurkice Pouncey about the photos that surfaced Sunday morning of him and his twin brother, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, wearing hats that read "Free Hernandez" during their Saturday night birthday party at a Miami nightclub. The Dolphins are also expected to have a similar talk...
Hats are more newsworthy when they relate to the AFC East.To the entertainment of Miami Dolphins fans, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick was recently spotted sporting a Dolphins cap. But now, the hat being worn by one of their own isn't so amusing.In this photo (via Deadspin), Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his brother, Steelers offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey...