Mike Pouncey served subpoena in Hernandez case


Published: Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, October 28, 2013 at 12:29 a.m.

Former Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey of the Miami Dolphins was approached by Massachusetts State Police and given a grand jury subpoena related to the investigation into Aaron Hernandez and the former tight end's potential involvement in gun trafficking, Sports Illustraded reported Sunday. Pouncey played in Sunday's game against the New England Patriots.

How much Pouncey, a close friend and a college teammate of Hernandez's at Florida, is involved remains to be seen. Pouncey has not been charged with a crime.

Police view him as a witness who could help in the investigation, Sports Illustrated reported.

"Organizationally, we do not have a comment," Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene told Sports Illustrated. "And Mike Pouncey does not have a comment."

According to the report, two state police members went up to Pouncey in the hallway between the Dolphins locker room and the team bus and handed him the subpoena.

"It's about a grand jury investigation," one official could be heard telling Pouncey, Sports Illustrated reported. The same police official later said, "Make sure you arrive."

Mike and his twin brother, Maurkice of the Pittsburgh Steelers, were photographed during the offseason wearing hats that read "Free Hernandez."

While Maurkice, an All-Pro center who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1, apologized for wearing the hat, Mike elected not to discuss the matter in July.

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