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Clayton: Steelers To Speak To Pouncey About “Free Hernandez” Hat

Maurkice Pouncey

The Steelers and center Maurkice Pouncey have been taking a beating all day about the now infamous “Free Hernandez” hat he and his brother wore at a nightclub that was photographed.

The situation, which has reached national attention, has hit the Steelers, and according to ESPN’s John Clayton the team is going to have a chat with their Pro Bowl Center about the situation.

The Steelers are not commenting on the photos, but according to a source they plan to talk to Maurkice Pouncey about the photos. A source close to Mike Pouncey expects the Dolphins to have a similar talk with the team’s starting center.

More below on the Pouncey situation in the video from ESPN that aired on Sunday on the network.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Fierceblues

    July 15, 2013 at 12:52 am

    Hmmmm Maurkice Pouncey is removing a lot of people from his Facebook friends list, just because they are upset with him for wearing a hat of an accused murderer. SMH!. Clearly this man has no clue about how offensive his actions were and he has absolutely no regard for the victims family. Guess if your thug homie Hernandez deemed someone worthy of being executed, then it is okay with Maurkice . I hope someone shakes this young man awake while there is still hope and that he will change his ways……the thug life IS NOT the Steelers Way.

  2. Dave B.

    July 15, 2013 at 5:43 am

    As big as this topic is right now , its not very smart of either Pouncey brother to be wearing these hats . Bottom line , its very poor judgement . However , lets remember in this country youre supposed to be innocent till proven guilty by a jury of your peers . I will say this , the evidence thats been collected so far does not look good at all for Hernandez . Time will tell .

  3. Michael S.

    July 15, 2013 at 10:45 am

    Whether or not Hernandez did it (he prob did), Pouncey and him were college teammates. I don’t blame him for supporting him, but he should be self-aware enough to understand that some people will take offense.

    • R1ddl30f$t33l

      July 15, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      It doesn’t matter if they were college friends, teammates, butt-buddies, whatever. Supporting an execution-style, multiple murderer, is reprehensible, and there is NO EXCUSE for that.

      If my own son did the things Hernandez is accused of– I would take him out the back and shoot him myself. I would not be caught wearing hats calling for the release of a violent criminal and murderer.

      The Steelers really need to consider parting ways with this colllossal d-bag after his contract is up.

      Keep in mind, this is the same guy who:

      * Was advertising his rap album on Twitter the day after we lost to GB in the superbowl.
      * Punked out a fan on Twitter for pointing out the above, with some of the usual narcissistic gangbanger crap like “you just wannabe me” or something. He ended up “apologizing” for that too.
      * Is guilty of obstructing the police investigation into Hernandez’s 2007 club shooting incident.
      * Told the Steelers Chris Rainey would not be a problem (Rainey lives at Pouncey’s house– he must run a thug-boarding house).
      * Glass ankle that is injured every postseason.
      * Associates with, has the same tattoos as Hernandez.

      And now….

      * Calling for the release of a multiple, execution-style murderer.
      * Insincere apology.

      VERDICT: Maurkice Pouncey is a gigantic piece of crap, and we should have drafetd Alex Mack in 2009 instead of Ziggy Hood.

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