According to Kelly Naqi of ESPN.com, Massachusetts authorities have reached out to the police in Gainesville, Fla in hopes of determining if former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez had any role in a 2007 shooting that left two men wounded. Naqi reports that both Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother Mike Pouncey, who now plays for the Miami Dolphins, were with Hernandez at a local nightclub prior to that Florida shooting taking place.
The Pouncey twins of course both went to the University of Florida where they were teammates of Hernandez, so it is not surprising to hear that they would be spotted out after-hours with him while in college.
One of the passengers in the car that was allegedly shot into back in 2007 was Randall Cason, who according to Hernandez when he was questioned by the police following the shooting, snatched a necklace from one of the Pouncey twins while at the nightclub.
Cindy Swirko of The Gainesville Sun reported this past Saturday that the Gainesville Police Department had trouble initially getting the Pouncey twins to come down and talk to them at that time, but that they eventually did, according to Florida State Attorney Bill Cervone.
As Swirko points out in her report, no one was ever charged in the shooting, and it remains an open case at this time.
The Pouncey twins are certainly not being looked at as being involved in the 2007 shooting, but as the Massachusetts authorities continue to build their current murder case against Hernandez, it will not be surprising to hear that they want to talk to both Maurkice and Mike about the Florida shooting and the same goes for the Gainesville Police as well.