Mike Pouncey served with subpoena involving Aaron Hernandez, report says

October 28, 2013

Mike Pouncey (right) left Foxborough with a little something unexpected Sunday. (Stew Milne / USA Today)

Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Mike Pouncey, a teammate of Aaron Hernandez’s at the University of Florida, was served with a subpoena after the Dolphins’ game Sunday in Foxborough, Mass.

The Massachusetts State Police served served him with the grand-jury subpoena, which SI.com reports is related to an investigation involving interstate gun trafficking, outside the Dolphins’ locker room. SI’s Pete Thamel and Greg Bedard write that:

The source indicated that police are focusing in on Hernandez’s potential involvement in interstate gun trafficking, which is being investigated by several agencies in multiple states — at least Massachusetts, New York and Florida.

The extent of Pouncey’s potential involvement is undetermined, but police are focusing on multiple transactions that involve him and Hernandez. “Organizationally, we do not have a comment,” said Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene. “And Mike Pouncey does not have a comment.”

Pouncey, who returned to Miami with the team, is, according to Thamel and Bedard, regarded by prosecutors as a material witness. There’s no indication that he will be charged.

Hernandez, the former New England Patriots’ tight end, remains in jail, awaiting trial on murder and gun charges stemming from the death of Odin Lloyd near his North Attleboro, Mass., home this summer. In addition, Hernandez is a suspect in other shootings. Over the summer, Pouncey and his brother, Maurkice, were criticized for wearing “Free Hernandez” caps. Maurkice Pouncey, who is on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ injured-reserve list, apologized. Maurkice Pouncey told reporters that his brother wanted to apologize, but said that the Dolphins told him not to.

 

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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