If Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey is to be charged with misdemeanor battery stemming from his supposed role in an incident that took place last month in a Miami nightclub, those charges will not be assessed until next week at the earliest.
“I guarantee you there won’t be a charge today,” said Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the State Attorney’s Office, according to Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. “We will be reviewing all of the evidence from the police, as well as any evidence presented by attorneys of the related parties.”
As of right now, Miami police are waiting for the State Attorney’s Office to decide whether or not Pouncey will be charged. Police, however, believe they have enough evidence to warrant a misdemeanor battery charge, but not a felony one.
Should Pouncey ultimately receive the misdemeanor charge, it would be in his best interest to deal with it the next time that he’s back in Florida. The Steelers play the Jacksonville Jaguars Oct 5th, but probably won’t travel to Jacksonville until the day before the game.
The Steelers bye week is Week 12 this year, so that might be when the Florida product would most likely return home and subsequently to nearby Miami to answer whatever charges he might be facing.
The three people that have accused Pouncey of assaulting them during the offensive lineman’s birthday party have since hired a lawyer to represent them in a lawsuit that seeks monetary damages.