Mike, Maurkice Pouncey in “Free Hernandez” caps draw attention of Dolphins, Steelers

Support for their former teammate, Aaron Hernandez, proved controversial for the Pouncey twins. (Ted Fitzgerald. AP)

Update: Maurkice Pouncey apologizes

Since Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder June 26, there hasn’t been a lot of support for the tight end, who seemingly could not be cut quickly enough by the New England Patriots.

But over the weekend, two of Hernandez’s former University of Florida teammates turned up wearing caps that appeared to support Hernandez, who is being held without bail and has entered a not-guilty plea in the June 17 homicide of Odin Lloyd. Maurkice Pouncey, center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Mike Pouncey, his twin who is the Miami Dolphins center, were out and about over the weekend in Miami when the photo popped up on Twitter.




The Steelers and Dolphins, ESPN’s John Clayton reports, intend to speak with the Pouncey twins about their choices in headwear, although let’s note the the Pounceys are free to dress as they please and Hernandez is innocent until proven guilty.

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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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Cindy Boren · July 15, 2013