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Maurkice Pouncey and brother Mike accused of assault on Friday night


The Pittsburgh Steelers may have a situation on their hands if allegations are proven correct that Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and his brother Mike Pouncey were involved in an assault on Friday night.  The assault allegations came as a result of the twins were celebrating at a Miami Beach night club for their birthday according to the Broward Palm Beach Post.

The night club, Cameo, is the same location where the twins were noted for wearing “Free Fernandez” clothing in support of Aaron Hernandez who was accused of killing semi-pro player Odin Lloyd in June 2013 and also of killing two men in Boston in June 2012.  Hernandez has been suspended from the NFL.  Their apparel started a firestorm on social media and among media outlets about their support for “a killer.”  Hernandez was a college teammate of the Pouncey twins.

Allegedly, Ricky Vasquez was the man assaulted.  He turned to Twitter and Instagram to share his opinions about the incident that also occurred with bouncers at the club.


The alleged victim also posted some videos on Instagram  in order to plea his case that he was not only assaulted but that hateful statements regarding sexual orientation were used.  He also alleges that a female friend was assaulted as well.  Following commentary on Vasquez’s Twitter and Instagram accounts, he stated that he didn’t know that “stuff like this actually (explitive) happens to people.”  “All I can remember is standing in a crowded club and this big guy keeps hitting me in my back,” wrote Vasquez.  “I look at him and I’m like, OK, he’s obviously turned up.  And he just keeps hitting me.  I ignored it.”  Vasquez goes on to say that “Honey” tried to break up the in-your-face incident but was “punched” by one of the twins in her face and then he was also punched.  Allegedly this was before security arrived.  Later, Vasquez says that he required stitches, had a swollen face and lost a tooth.

No comment has been made by either Pouncey twin, their agents, the NFL or their respective teams.  The incident is likely under investigation.  Once we have more information, we will post it.  Until then, the twins are presumed innocent.

This would not be the first time that NFL players have been accused of crimes in the public.  If the Pouncey twins are indeed involved, it could result in criminal charges and possible action by the league.



  1. Gregory Conrad

    July 13, 2014 at 9:45 am

    I don’t believe this, there hasn’t been anything about this on any REAL news sites….and the other thing that makes me sketchy about believing this is you don’t even know that it’s Aaron HERNANDEZ!!! Not Fernandez!!! Jesus…..

  2. Christina Rivers

    July 13, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    No offense Gregory, but if you read beneath the bold print – the “F” was a typing error. Hernandez’s name was spelled correctly in the rest of that paragraph.

    This was posted UNDER “Rumors”. It is in no way meant to say that either Pouncey twin is guilty. They are innocent until proven guilty.

    I will post an update to these rumors, but what do you consider a REAL news site? ESPN, Sports Illustrated,

  3. Christina Rivers

    July 13, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    UPDATE: “There was an incident that occurred at Cameo last night at 4:20 a.m., where an alleged assault took place,” Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez tells New Times. “We have not confirmed it’s the Pouncey brothers that are the subjects, but we are going to have detectives contacting the victims to investigate further.”

  4. Christina Rivers

    July 13, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    I am not sure what other “news” sites you want information from. This was an accusation. If the Pouncey brothers ARE found to have been involved, we’ll make sure to update and give more links to other news sites. Thank you.

  5. gabe

    July 13, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    I think Steelers Gab has made it clear that it was an alleged crime. Maybe Gregory needs a refresher that people are just as likely to defend players they like publicly as they are to condemn them. Don’t feed into the B.S. Steelers Gab. Is Gregory a member of the press? Does he have cress or evidence no one knows about?

  6. gabe

    July 13, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Creds is what I meant

  7. pete

    July 15, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I don’t know anymore about these two brothers, seems as though injury, and stupid off field troubles seem to follow them? do the steellers really need this? they have been paying pouncey great money plus a sub for him? doesn’t make sence?? time for some tuff love from the steelers! make a decision one way or another! they have others to play center, proved last year!!!

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