Pouncey Twins Wear \”Free Hernandez Hats\” At Saturday Night Birthday Party

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins will both turn 24 in a little over a week, but being as training camps will be starting soon, they decided to celebrate early with a party Saturday night at Club Cameo in Miami.

According to Deadspin, during the party the Pouncey twins were photographed wearing \’Free Hernandez\’ baseball hats as they are obviously showing support for Aaron Hernandez, their former Florida teammate and former tight end for the New England Patriots.

The Pouncey\’s recently had their names surface in an article about a 2007 shooting incident that Hernandez might be linked to as they were reportedly with him at a club earlier that evening.

Obviously, both these guys have a right to support Hernandez, but wearing these hats probably wasn\’t the best decision that the Pouncey\’s have made.

  • israelp

    I’m guessing the best person to have a talk with Maurkice is Ryan Clark – responsible and straight to the point.

  • Christopher Wilkes

    how disappointing…

  • Mike Sweeney

    Way to not use good judgment Maurkice!!!!!

  • Jefferson_St_Joe

    It should have been a priority for the Rooney’s and Tomlin to talk with Pouncey about Hernandez as soon as it was known there was an affiliation. If Pouncey believes his friend is innocent, he has some right to support him, but wearing a hat in a club is bad look when that is where all these activities incubate.

  • TJimmy

    Maybe it was a joke.

  • Michael Pearce

    Pouncy still immature and making dumb decisions.

  • Wayne Darby

    Not the first time Maurkice has done something stupid and not thought about it before doing it.

  • tpalya

    Is he trying to lose respect? Doing a good job.

  • tpalya

    He is an adult, he is to blame and nobody else.

  • JT

    Just when I was SO happy we escaped the Zimmerman thing without anyone opening their traps.

  • Matt Welty

    It gets harder and harder every day to be a sports fan when you see what moron’s some of the guys are I cheer for. Hopefully he won’t try to hide from this and stand up and explain himself. If he wants to support his friend, fine. But this is awful.

  • Paul

    I think the Steelers would be wise to move on from Maurkice.

  • SteelersDepot

    For wearing a hat?

  • Jason Brant

    Do you hear that sound? That’s me beating my head off my desk.

  • Jeremy Pasquale

    I don’t know about move on. But they should let him know that this action was unacceptable

  • dong-dong1

    i agree with paul, steelers should move on away from markice and not because he’s wearing a hat idiot. down here in fl. both of these guys are considered gangsters. if you know how to read tats, there gang signs splashed all over these hoodlums. i can’t wait to see pouncy congratulate baltimore in their clubhouse this year.

  • JPDQ

    For being perpetually stupid and immature and drawing unnecessary negative attention towards the Rooney’s and their business.

  • Anthony Renzelli

    some of your remarks on here are hilarious, I enjoy reading them

  • TJimmy

    You must be on twitter?

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  • Magnolilafan

    This reminds me of the comments made by Mendenhall a few years ago about 9/11. While free speech certainly protects the rights of people’s of poorly contemplated comments, or in this case clothing, you have to wonder, where is their sense of good judgement? Do they realize they represent our team and our city? Give ’em hell Colbert!

  • sgtrobo

    the hat speaks out in favor of a thug and a murderer. You don’t find that ridiculously tasteless and vulgar? This isn’t a “Rodney King got a bum deal”. Hernandez murdered at least one person, possibly more, yet these guys think the murderer should be set free?

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  • Jefferson_St_Joe

    If it’s my business or my team, I’d want to understand who is working for me. An association with a suspected murderer and involvement with someone who was murdered warrants me having a talk with that employee.

  • James Dorsey

    You and him are both idiots. Cut an All Pro because he’s supporting his (guilty) friend?? Comments like these make me realize there’s so many squares out there that just don’t understand typical FOOTBALL players.

  • Shea Fahr

    I am with you.

  • Paul

    You’re the idiot, the last friend of Pouncey beat up a woman. He was released forthwith. This support of gangland murder has to stop. You must only care about the star players. Typical football players don’t murder people. It’s the NFL not the National Hoodlum Leajue

  • JPDQ

    Are you suggesting that the Pouncey brothers post idiotic stuff on Twitter all the time? Personally, I wouldn’t know, b/c other than being a tool for legitimate news media, I think Twitter is generally a complete waste of time. It certainly has made it easy for athletes and celebrities to display their vain, self-indulgent egos for the world to see, though.

    I have to agree w/ Matt Welty above, it is getting harder and harder to separate the sport from the individual… it’s honestly hard to sit there and root for a team when you know it’s populated by degenerate thugs and criminals w/ hardly two cents worth of decency or common sense.

  • Shea Fahr

    Agreed and really nice Original Gangster T-shirt being worn by the drinker in the middle of the pic too. Keep it Classy…

  • Jason White

    Tebow should wear one of those hats. ESPN will catch wind of it and they will probably volunteer to pay for Hernandez’s lawyer fees.

  • James Dorsey

    I wasn’t talking about Hernandez as the typical player I was talking about the Pouncey’s. Ballers are arrogant and cocky when they’re not on camera, even mean to some folks. You probably have never been around any real football players.

  • James Dorsey

    Got one boy in the pro’s and know 4 others. They ALL put up a front for all the squares that don’t understand “urban” folks lol

  • SteelSpine

    Haheh good one, what would the loving national media do if Tebow wore that. They would love it because it would just give those too-many national media members more reduntant stories to vomit out for something to do.

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Even if he was a friend of mine it would be hard to support a friend who seems to be guilty. I might say lets see what the court says and support my friend more quietly unless there seems to be a visible flaw within the judgement.

  • walter mason

    I just logged in to read the unbelievable headlines. Tell me its not true. Who would even manufacture such a hat? Its like “Free Charles Manson”

  • walter mason

    Remember Maurice spoke up for Rainey too.

  • JohnnyV1

    First, Jasmine (JazzyNice5) looks hot! Just sayin..

    Second, it’s really poor judgement on both a personal level and professional level. If Hernandez gets convicted, Maurkice just showed support for someone who thought about and went through with a hit. That’s despicable. Would he think Hernandez would risk future contract & endorsement dollars if the situations were reversed?

    Finally, I really think the Steelers think long and hard about this and what kind of person Maurkice is before his next contract. Would not be surprised to see a trade after this season.

  • SuzyQue

    Why would they want to support Hernandez? They like murderers? They think murder is OK? What?

  • Zachary Smith

    They’re his friends and they believe him. Given the evidence, they shouldn’t, but they do.

  • SuzyQue

    They believe him? Hasn’t he admitted to the murder?

  • Zachary Smith

    Only allegedly

  • dong-dong1

    james dorsey you sound like one of those groupies that hang outside of their dressing room hoping to catch one of their jock straps. later when your in one or more of their rooms watch out for H I V

  • floridafan

    All of you are fuckin* idiots Hernandez is innocent until proven guilty and if they choose to support him then so be it. If you don’t like it then don’t follow there twitter.

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  • SteelersDepot

    enough with the language