Report: Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey Not Facing Felony Charges Per Miami Police

We could find out as early as today if Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will be charged for playing a role in an incident that took place last month in a Miami nightclub, but we do know now that it won’t be a felony charge, according to WPXI in Pittsburgh.

“In regards to the Pounceys, there is a meeting with our detectives and the State’s Attorney’s Office sometime this afternoon, Miami Police Public Information Officer Vivian Thayer told Rick Earle of WPXI. “Once that happens I will know what direction this case will be going. I do know we are not looking at the possibility of felony charges, which means no warrant. If anything, it would be a direct file via the State Attorney’s Office. I will have a definite answer once that meeting occurs.”

Late Thursday evening, Adam Beasley of The Miami Herald reported the lawyer representing the three alleged victims as saying he felt misdemeanor battery charges would be brought up on Maurkice Pouncey as early as Friday. in that same report, however, Pouncey’s lawyer said he had not been informed criminal charges were pending.

Maurkice’s twin brother, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, is not expected to be charged.

  • walter mason

    I posted this on the other thread but it may be of interest here something I found online. “Florida law establishes several types of battery. Simple battery only requires an intentional, unwanted physical contact between the defendant and the victim. If the defendant has a previous conviction for battery, state laws permit the prosecutor to charge the defendant with felony battery for a subsequent offense.” –

  • 2443scott

    well rice got 2 for hitting woman and was a out rage now a steeler is up …ben wasnt charged but still got hit …if pouncey is charged or even isnt and a woman was involved will mr goodel now say we have a pattern and time to in crease the game line ….

  • pittsburghjoe

    Guilty of Stupidity. Go have another with your brother. Sorry Pouncey Sympathizers… You wont find any sympathy for the cause here.

  • Louis Goetz

    You can only be charged with misdemeanor battery in Florida if the arresting officer witnessed the alleged crime (in person or on video). Otherwise the charge can only come from the State Attorney’s Office. Both a police department and the SA’s Office can charge someone with felony battery, which happens if the victim is touched when he or she doesn’t want to be touched and either: (a) the victim has been physically injured; or (b) the accused has been convicted of battery before. When Miami Beach PD passed on charging Pouncey with felony battery they effectively said that there’s insufficient evidence (picture, medical report, etc.) of an identifiable injury (cut, bruise, swelling, red mark, etc.). With them passing the case on to the State Attorney’s Office for a misdemeanor charge, they believe that, at worst, he pushed or shoved the alleged victim; that’s it.

  • Joeybaggadonuts

    It seems someone’s lawyer is making statements to try and force MP to make an out of court settlement. What Mp’s lawyers should do is to file a suit against these knuckleheads and teach them a lesson. pounced has proven that he is no saint and maybe not that smart but the series of events kind of explains what didn’t happen.

  • richard

    I think it is odd that both brothers were supposedly involved, but yet the one that doesn’t play for Miami is the only to be charged.