Attorney For Pouncey Accusers Believes Criminal Charges Will Be Filed

As we reported back on Friday, the trio of Miami socialites who are accusing Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother of assaulting them at the twins’ annual birthday party filed a lawsuit against them and the nightclub hosting the party for a sum that will come significantly in excess of $15,000.

The following day, the Pounceys’ attorney dismissed the suit as a sham, describing the allegations as “completely false” and claiming that “the plaintiffs and their lawyer are perpetuating these lies in a bid for notoriety and financial gain”.

Attorney Jeffrey Ostrow also went on to say that the Pounceys would defend against the accusation in court if necessary and that they intended to file a counterclaim “for malicious prosecution and defamation”.

Yesterday, the attorney for the three plaintiffs, Marwan Porter, revealed some new information on their side of the aisle when he took to the radio to discuss the case.

Asked if he believes that criminal charges will ultimately be filed, he said, “I think so”:

We’ve been in contact with the Miami Beach Police Department and the investigators on this particular case. My clients have been very cooperative with them. And more importantly, they have independent witnesses who are corroborating the allegations made by my clients. So when you have independent witnesses who are swearing under oath to certain allegations, I think it’s going to be tough for them not to make a charge in this particular case.

He was also asked whether or not it’s the norm for a suit such as this to be filed prior to the conclusion of a criminal investigation, which is a question that many have most likely been wondering, to which his response was, “absolutely”:

The criminal process and the civil process are two distinct processes. The burden in a criminal case is beyond a reasonable doubt, as you know. In a civil case, the burden is the preponderance of the evidence. So yes, it’s not inconsistent, it’s not out of the realm of standards for a lawsuit to be filed before criminal charges are brought.

He also said that there is “absolutely” video evidence of the incident, yet added that they do not have said evidence.

“There is surveillance. We don’t have it yet, but we will be requesting that information in ‘discovery’ [the information gathering process following the filing of a lawsuit]. That’s one of the first things that we’ll get our hands on”.

Porter lasted responded directly to the Pounceys’ attorney’s comments, describing them as “out of place”:

I think that it really shows a lack of professionalism. To even target two individuals like this—obviously, we’ve all seen the pictures. These people were beat up, bad. So I really think that shows a lack of taste. It’s not like there’s two individuals and something would’ve, could’ve, may have happened. These people had physical injuries. Their injuries were visible. And obviously something happened to these people. And you have witnesses saying that it was the Pouncey brothers who were responsible for inflicting these injuries.

Certainly, nobody is denying that “something happened to these people”. As their attorney states, they have physical injuries that are quite visible. But merely having injuries is not enough to sue somebody, so it will have to come down to the witness statements, and, most importantly, what’s on that nightclub tape.

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  • IndianaSteelerfan

    Do you think we will see Aaron Hernandez wearing a “Free the Pounceys” ballcap in the near future?

  • Jim McCarley

    extortion…….pure and simple. pay them off and move along and next time, STAY HOME!

  • Ken

    What type of attorney tells his case over the radio? sounds like a bar fight where the poor sues the rich. nothing more.

  • SteelerFanInMD

    Only $15,000? Is that a misprint? That’s not enough money to pay the lawyers.

  • Ken

    Yes, reminded me of Dr. Evil ransoming nuclear weapons for 100,000

  • 2443scott

    i dont know you got millions dollars and fancy homes why cant nfl players just build a bar in there own home and invite there friends there and not go to a public bar when your hireing body guards to keep the public away from you to begin with…it be diff if you wanted public around you but every case i see when something happened they said well we had our body guards keep people away from there party ….i guess being rich and young and acting like a fool in nfl is the way life …but you never heard troys name in these types of things when he was young and rich so go figure….so come cut time will he be released because this and not mentioned and say was a football reason …just amazes me many dont have much in life and those who do abuse it and act like they are entitled ….i dont know what happened between these people and seems to be a private mess between them not the world ….

  • joed32

    Troy was engaged when he was drafted and married in 2004 so he grew up in a hurry.. He is an exceptional person though. The Pouncey’s have been mixed up with some shady characters and they don’t seem to be willing to grow up and get out of that lifestyle.

  • Ben Anderson

    I don’t know why people are even taking this seriously. For 3 weeks the police tried to get the “victims” to give a statement. You think those detectives haven’t already seen the surveillance video? Have the Pounceys been charged?
    Did you see the video of the “victims” ambulance chasing lawyer? He can’t even speak in sentences that make sense.
    I have no doubt whatsoever that this will go away. The “attorney” in this case is trying to make as much noise as possible in order to embarrass the Pounceys and get them to write a check to go away.
    I hope they don’t give them a dime.

  • Jones

    Not a single correct usage of any from of “their” or “you’re” aside…
    You lost me at, “come cut time he will be released”. It’s like you’re doing a Ian Rappaport impersonation with more sensationalism and less English Language…

  • Brendon Glad

    Well if he did it, i hope he gets punished to the full extent of the law. A lot of my weariness about the Pouncey’s has to do with Mike, but i’ve about had it with hearing the name “pouncey” embroiled in some kind of controversy almost once every 6 months.

  • Fr33th1nk3r

    So, can you actually address any of his talking points? Or are you just a grammar cop?

  • Fr33th1nk3r

    “…a minimum of $15,000…”

  • Fr33th1nk3r

    When you are feeling sure of your case– there is nothing to hide.

  • Fr33th1nk3r

    If there are eyewitness accounts and surveillance footage to prove it– is it still extortion?

  • Jones

    If you’ll read the post, I actually addressed both his piss poor writing skills AND his laughable “taking point”. Pouncy will not be cut over this unless he goes to prison.

    I agree with his point that the Pouncy twins put themselves in a compromising position, but asserting that Maurkice will/should be cut is beyond ludicrous.


    Dude let it play it’s course. At this point I’m not sure anyone knows the facts.