Pouncey twins apparently show their support for Hernandez

Less than two weeks after a Dolphins hat raised an unexpected stink for Colin Kaepernick, a Dolphin wearing a different kind of hat could be creating another.

Via Deadspin, a photo of what appears to be Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey wearing “Free Hernandez” hats has surfaced on the Internet.

Both men played with Aaron Hernandez at the University of Florida.  Both have had their names come up in connection with the unsolved September 2007 shooting that may or may not have involved Hernandez.

So the list of public Hernandez supporters apparently is now up to five:  Deion Branch, Snoop Dogg, the ACLU, and the Pouncey twins.

A league source has confirmed conclusively that it’s the Pouncey twins in the photo.  There’s still a chance (small as it may be) that the messages on the hats were digitally altered.

[Photo via Deadspin.com]

69 responses to “Pouncey twins apparently show their support for Hernandez

  1. Hernandez is still popular among a small group of people whom he has not yet murdered.

  2. It’s understandable to support a friend but this just seems a bit dumb and will no doubt lead to more questions concerning their involvement in the 2007 shooting.

  3. There is such thing as supporting your boy, and just being morons.

    These guys are just being morons. How can freeing a man suspected of murder be something you could get behind?

  4. I’ve never understood the whole “Free my friend” thing…If your friend did something wrong he deserves the same punishment as everyone else.

  5. “Free Hernandez” ?…What is he some kind of a political prisoner?

    The guy allegedly put a couple bullets in some guys back, and historically seems to always pop up where a gun goes off. At a minimum he is a bad dude, at worst he is a homicidal maniac. Yet these two characters are comparing his current situation to who? … Nelson Mandela? Do they know the difference?

    I just don’t understand these athletes today.

  6. These days it seems more and more, NFL players receive their jersey number based off of their IQ. I’m surprised the Pouncey’s don’t both wear single digit numbers.

  7. Another example of why pro football players are considered less than the brightest.

    To think that loyality for a former teammate trumps homicide charges is plain idiotic. There are reports of DNA links to the crime and these guys wear hats in support?

    I’m a lifelong Steelers fan. Somebody needs to read Pouncey the riot act. CLASSLESS

  8. classless & stupid? yes! for their sake, I hope nothing comes of their possible ties to the earlier crime…otherwise, being classless & stupid aren’t crimes.

    besides, since when have we started to assume that physical talent and big pay checks equate to maturity & sound judgment?

  9. Yeah, that’s what I’d like for a character endorsement — a couple of guys flashing gang signs. Just as effective as a reference from the local Rotary Club.

  10. In a stunning upset from a late entry, Colin Kaepernick will not be winning the Dumbest Hat Choice in July after all.

  11. First pouncy vouches for Chris Rainey, now he wears this totally inappropriate hat. I have serious questions about his character. Which sucks, given the guy was portrayed as the next Mike Webster/Dermotti Dawson. I am not feeling like a proud Steeler fan right now

  12. That’s stupid. These guys haven’t gotten their $40 mil contracts yet. If I were their team, I’d be taking an extra hard look at their lives outside of football before giving them a fat payday.

  13. Did these two geniuses also attend Urban Meyers bible study extravaganzas?

  14. People are always clamoring for an opportunity to meet an NFL player, get an autograph etc. but more and more it seems like none of these guys are worth meeting.

  15. With the ignorant tweets after the Zimmerman trial and this picture, the NFL must be so proud with the lack of character of these men representing the league. The same goes for the universities who should be emabarrassed with the so called education the players receive. Can these playersbe any more ignorant?

  16. Who cares? Free speech. What people wear on their heads will have no impact on Hernandez’s future.

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    Just because you are free to do something doesn’t mean that you should.

  17. As a Fins fan, I just want to know when will fins fans be allowed to trade in Pouncey jerseys–I would settle for a old Teddy Ginn jersey. Since the Pouncey twins feel so strongly about AH they should be allowed to spend their off-season with him. When AH hits gen population they should really be there to help “FREE” him from Big Jon and the rest of the boys.

  18. Hard to believe, but I agree with a comment by gbmickey. The hats are different than Brandon Lloyd’s support. Lloyd was expressing some basic human compassion. These idiots apparently went to the trouble of getting these idiotic hats made, then are eager to be seen grinning and getting their pictures taken, as if it’s cool.

    They deserve whatever consequences they get.

  19. Maybe the Steelers and Dolphins could offer jersey exchanges for these clowns. Only seems fitting since they identify with Hernandez so much.

  20. Well Roddy White and Victor Cruz must be appalled at this action! Free a man that killed a man. I will wait next to twitter for White and Cruz’s respnse. They must be so angry now they won’t hold back.

  21. The line of fans from other teams waiting to pile on the Patriots is getting shorter and shorter. What a crazy off season…. Where are these guys coming from?

  22. As Americans, the Pouncey simpletons have freedom of expression. Sadly, signing lucrative NFL contracts providing wealth beyond what most of us can imagine has not assisted them in understanding that there are times you should not exercise that right…unless you wish to turn most people and (potentially) your organizations against you.

  23. He can be free when he is exonerated, and not via some loophole, but by the truth.

  24. Free speech never goes without consequence. Why is that so hard to understand to those who always bring up the excuse of “Free Speech”. Grow out of your teen years already. America is like the teenager of the world. Everybody crying about themselves and how they were wronged.

  25. I wonder how much money these fools will be giving towards Hernandez’s legal defense. They need to put their money where their mouths are.

  26. Okay all you fellow Steeler fans that all of a sudden have a problem with Maurkice Pouncey and all of a sudden embarrassed, were you embarrassed or still embarrassed by Big Ben’s drama in Milledgeville, GA a few years ago. Let’s wait to know all the details behind this before we jump to conclusions. And really you want to trade Pouncey as though some of you aren’t already bitching about the oline. Last time I checked he didn’t commit the crime and if you can support a player that was allegedly accused of rape what’s the problem with supporting Pouncey on the field even if you don’t agree with the photo off the field.

  27. I just want to know one thing… can Maurkice still block like a road grader? Thought so, next.

  28. Most teams get attention by winning more games than they lose. Then you have the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  29. Okay all you fellow Steeler fans that all of a sudden have a problem with Maurkice Pouncey and all of a sudden embarrassed, were you embarrassed or still embarrassed by Big Ben’s drama in Milledgeville, GA a few years ago. Let’s wait to know all the details behind this before we jump to conclusions. And really you want to trade Pouncey as though some of you aren’t already bitching about the oline. Last time I checked he didn’t commit the crime and if you can support a player that was allegedly accused of rape what’s the problem with supporting Pouncey on the field even if you don’t agree with the photo off the field.
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    I’m a Steeler fan, and I approve this message.

  30. Marsbar kice can never keep his mouth shut. They are already linked to the shooting in Miami and were amongst Urban’s infamous 31

  31. Joemontanaflacco | Jul 15, 2013, 8:59 AM EDT
    Most teams get attention by winning more games than they lose. Then you have the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    The Pats handled their criminal the right way then you have the ravens….stare at the six rings fanboy.

  32. “The Pats handled their criminal the right way then you have the ravens….stare at the six rings fanboy.”

    Steelers’ fans should be proud of their distant past. But we live in the present and things are not looking good. When your fans urinate all over your stadium after two consecutive throwaway seasons led by a a scandal plagued QB and a gun toting felon WR, it’s time to start looking for Plan B. Just some friendly advice from a fan of the World Champions.

  33. I’m not about to tell Coach Philbin how to do his job. I can only hope that Mike pouncey will be dealt with in a harsh, and timely manner. Way to muck up the best off season Miami has had in years Pouncey….geez!

  34. bootspur: Public school teacher of forty-three years here. It is not as uncommon as you think…sadly!

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