Report: Trio Files Lawsuit Against Pouncey Brothers

According to a Friday report by the Associated Press, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother Mike Pouncey have been sued by the three people who have accused them of attacking them a few weeks ago at the Cameo nightclub in Miami Beach.

A lawsuit was reportedly filed Friday in Miami-Dade Circuit Court on behalf of Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams and the three are seeking more than $15,000 in damages.

In the lawsuit, The Pounceys are reportedly being accused of harassing James, a Miami Beach socialite, with homophobic slurs and physically attacking him July 12. Pickett is also claiming that she was beaten when she tried to intervene, while Williams is claiming that he was injured when the Pounceys threw the other two accusers out of the club.

Since the incident took place, the Pounceys’ attorney issued a statement stating that the brothers were not involved in any incident. He also threatened legal action if his clients wound up being sued.

As of Friday, no charges have been filed against either of the Pouncey brothers. Maurkice reported to Steelers training camp Tuesday, but was reportedly not asked about the alleged incident when he met with the media upon his arrival.

  • Paddy

    Anyone can sue anyone. Surely there are cameras in that facility. They will probably settle because they can afford to

  • DoctorNoah

    You can’t put a price on making something like this just go away with a minimum of headaches. $15,000 is reasonable. Would try not to pay much more in attorney’s fees and get on with the season.

  • cencalsteeler

    Hopefully, both brothers learn from this and be a little smarter in regards to their social life.

  • cencalsteeler

    That tactic is a double edged sword, Doc. If athletes or public figures continue to settle, it just breeds more people willing to sue.

  • Pete Johnson

    The Pouncey boys always have been, and always will be thugs who find trouble in many different ways. This is why I wanted no part of a long term deal for tweedle dum, they will never change.

  • DoctorNoah

    I totally agree, but I’d rather risk that than club footage of drunk Pounceys acting like children. Your name and identity as a marquee football player is your brand (cf Vernon Davis?) and it’s worth millions in endorsements and goodwill if you protect it. I agree with you and hope the Pounceys learn a lesson, but it’s never too early to damage a reputation and $15,000 ain’t much to pay.

  • cencalsteeler

    Pouncey signed a lucrative contract with the Steelers. He should represent himself in a manner that is respectable to the organization. To me, his actions give the Steelers organization a black eye and is disrespectful to the man who signs his checks. By throwing an amount of money to the buzzards will only bring more to feed later on. He never should have put himself in that position in the first place.

  • patrick Mayfield

    right, no more parties and all the accused are guilty.

  • cencalsteeler

    Just needs to be a little bit smarter about how he does things.