Man Claims Pouncey Twins Assaulted Him Friday Night At Birthday Party

According to a Saturday morning report by Ryan Cortes of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach, a man is claiming that Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother Mike Pouncey assaulted him Friday night at the Cameo Nightclub in Miami Beach.

According to Ricky Vasquez, the Pouncey twins, along with four bouncers, jumped him and he has a swollen face and a chipped tooth as a result of the incident.

Vasquez goes on to claim that he was gay-bashed at the party and that he intends to press charges.

Cameo is the same night club at which the twins wore their infamous “Free Hernandez” hats last year in support of their former University of Florida teammate Aaron Hernandez, who’s currently standing trial for multiple murders.

It’s important to state that neither of the Pouncey twins have been arrested as of right now and that we only have one side of the story.

The Steelers signed Maurkice Pouncey to a five-year extension back in June. Mike Pouncey, who plays center for the Miami Dolphins, is currently recovering from hip surgery and his expected to miss the start of the season.

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  • WilliamSekinger

    Sounds like he deserved what he got if 4 club bouncers were also involved. News flash, it’s not assault if you are being belligerent in a night club and get kicked out.

  • ApexSteel

    Who’s going to be the first to jump to conclusions in this thread? I can hear the yinzer hindsight now.

  • 2443scott

    if its true …i just dont understand it…its like players in nfl feel they can do just about any thing now a days …they got no respect for them selfs or their familys or team or team mates ….and then you have the rest of the nfl players who are doing wondeful things all around the league and get draged down from all the arrests….if hes guilty of this i hope he gets the nfl book thrown at him just like i asked for from other players..i have to wait and see what comes from this since its a news story i will wait on my judgement on what has to be done about it untill its true what this guys saying…

  • walter mason

    If you hang out at clubs til 4:30 AM, bad things will happen.

  • GNG

    If the Pouncey brothers were involved in it during their party, it sounds like the guy was doing/acting crazy towards them and they and the bouncers threw him out.

  • HiVul

    The Pounceys aren’t bouncers so if this is true I doubt they’d be able to use that particular excuse.

  • Dom

    Lets just wait before making a judgement here, atleast until we have the whole story

  • Weiss Chad

    I take it mikes hip is doing better .As it stands right now I’m just glad Maurkice didn’t get hurt and hopefully was in the right in being justified in what happened.I would have rather heard he was spotted training or working out at four in morning ,but that’s Antonio brown not pouncey

  • Steel PAul

    There’s also a woman who filed a police report that Maurkice punched her in the face. The Pouncey name is all-too-often connected with this kind of b.s.

    If four bouncers where handling it, they probably didn’t need to NFL players to help them out. Stoooopid!!

  • Steel PAul

    Bigger point is that because they’ve been in the news before for this kind of stuff, people don’t know anymore. They brought this on themselves!

  • WilliamSekinger

    The point is you don’t just get ‘jumped’ by 4 bouncers and two other guys at a club without doing something major. This guy is lying through his teeth.

  • Kenneth Wilt

    One on one, any of these bouncers win this fight. The problem is, that isn’t what is going on typically. The person being dealt with is typically willing to fight tooth and nail to defend his situation, while the bouncers are just trying to get the person out with out too many punches being thrown. This makes it more difficult than usual. If it was truly the Pouncey’s party, they may have been trying to maintain order at their own party.

  • Steel PAul

    From the articles, it sounds like the person getting beat up was the MC or show host, who may be gay. Who knows, I sure wasn’t there, but it’s hard to imagine they’d need 6 people to subdue the DJ.

    Just, why are the Pounceys involved at all??

  • charles

    Where is Velasco?

  • Ryan

    When? Only incident I know of is the free hernandez. No assault allegations.

  • Matt Manzo

    Did any of his teammates go to his birthday party?!

  • Ryan

    Get off your high horse. You dont think Antonio Brown attends or throws an occasional party? Better wake up there.

  • Steel PAul

    Yeah, easier to google than for me to try and list, but they’re in the news too much.

    Much connected with several Hernandez allegations and both have been subpoenaed in connection to gun running and Hernandez’ murder charges. Reports seem to indicate Maurkice was with Hernandez the night he shot two people.

    His brother is mentioned more because of the Richie Cognito thing. Anyway, too many bad decisions, too often.

    I’m a Gators fan, so I’ve been around a lot of this. Oh, plus there were scandals involving them taking money from an agent at UF too. Eesh..!!

  • Christopher Rudisill

    Right… I’m a bartender. Trust me, I have seen many times when bouncers have overstepped their bounds, many times even baiting a customer into a fight. I’m not saying I believe the guy. But at the same time, it’s much too early to decide guilt.

  • cencalsteeler

    It’ll be a nice day when Pouncey marries and decides to settle down. Until then, the clubbing scene and a sue hungry society just don’t mix well and will continue to bring players into the spotlight in a negative fashion.

  • Aric Brown

    Ryan, let’s not pretend Antonio Brown and the Pouncey boys are similar types of people. Antonio Brown has been in trouble with the law for throwing his trash (along with Emmanuel Sanders) in the wrong dumpster while the Pounceys have been connected to Aaron Hernandez, the club life, extreme hazing, and now drunken brawls with women… maybe you better wake up

  • Aric Brown

    For what it’s worth I believe its a huge publicity stunt for the woman involved who just so happens to be one of the largest promoters in the area and the man who claims to have been beaten by 4 bouncers and 2 NFL offensive lineman looked to be in pretty good condition while immediately posting video clips of himself online threatening to sue

  • Aric Brown

    Well said, let’s be real here there are a lot of bouncers out there that work in that position because it allows them to legally pick fights with drunks. I spent a couple months working as a bouncer for a local hot spot and our crew was split 50/50 with a couple legit bouncers and some guys who just enjoyed violence

  • Ryan

    Im wide awake its you two that arent. My reponse was to the fact he was whining about them bein out at 4am partying. Something that is very common especially among NFL players. Did I say or imply they are the same people? No. So dont put words in my mouth.

  • 20Stoney

    Whether the guy did anything or not Pouncey needs to have the sense to stay out of it. The Steelers are paying him a lot of money, and it’s not to get himself hurt or arrested in a bar.

  • ApexSteel

    Maurkice was in one incident. He wore a hat…

  • Aric Brown

    Yes. I would say your original post is a direct implication that they are they same type of people

  • Shannon Stephenson

    Whether they were guilty of anything or not one thing seems to be clear and that is they always seem to always be around people or circumstances that are not of a positive manner. That was the major thing that I was concerned about when we signed Pouncey to his new deal.

  • Ryan

    Theres nothing in that post that in implies that. Check yourself.

  • Ike Evans

    “i understand this was a birthday party” no buts….shouldve ended it there.

  • Ike Evans

    Spence, AB and vince were there i know….saw them on IG

  • Aric Brown

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  • walter mason

    At some point in their lives they should stop the club scene.

  • Weiss Chad

    Yeah with comments like that and I’m the one on a high horse?you are a special kinda stupid aren’t you

  • Matt Manzo

    Good. Someone from the teams gotta be there to tell the coaches what really happened.

  • srdan

    Where there is smoke there is fire

  • AndyR34

    srdan – I fear you could be correct. ‘Stuff’ just keeps popping up from time to time. And unlike a few other players, you don’t see Maurkice making news for the good things he is doing.

  • walter mason

    They may not be guilty this time but yes they seem to associate with the wrong types of people.

  • Hp B

    Nuff said..

  • patrick Mayfield

    I used to work as a bouncer. If I saw pretty much anyone getting in a fight with the Pouncey twins, I would pick that guy as the one to throw out. It’s just the path of least resistance.

  • Weiss Chad

    Anyone ignorant enough to wear a hat that says free a guy on trial for multiple murders whether he is a friend or not shows how disrespectful they are.It wasn’t just a mistake it was a sign of who they are.How could anyone with any kind of respect for humanity ever do that?what about these peoples family?I root for pouncey on football Sunday and that’s it.In my oppinion these kids shown there true colors and it’s a shame what they have shown.Signs of thug life.if that alone isn’t enough for you than so be it.As for me it was tasteless ,disrespectful and a hint of who these two are and what they stand for.Tebow never wore that hat and never would even though he was close to Hernandez.Thats the difference between good and bad.personally I hope Hernandez gets the death penalty.

  • HiVul

    What kind of person does being too judgmental make you?