Earlier today, a photo surfaced of Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey wearing “Free Hernandez” hats, apparently at their recent birthday party.
We confirmed that it’s them, we left open the door to the possibility (slim) that the message on the hats was an altered image, and then we asked both teams if there would be any comment about the players’ decision to openly support former Florida teammate Aaron Hernandez, who has been jailed without bail on first-degree murder charges and ostracized from the NFL.
The Steelers have no comment. The Dolphins have yet to comment, beyond an initial message expressing no familiarity with the issue.
It’s safe to say that, once Maurkice gets to Latrobe for Steelers’ training camp, someone will have a comment or two for him, behind closed doors.
UPDATE 6:32 p.m. ET: The Dolphins officially have no comment.