The public apology suddenly has become the latest trend for NFL players.
A day after Falcons receiver Roddy White and Giants receiver Victor Cruz apologized for their tweet-first-think-later comments about the Zimmerman verdict, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has apologized for his Hernandez-related haberdashery at the recent birthday party for Maurkice and his twin brother, Mike.
“I fully recognize the seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate, and I regret that my actions appear to make light of that serious situation,” Maurkice Pouncey said via Twitter on Monday. “I apologize to anyone who was offended by my actions.”
Mike Pouncey, who plays center for the Dolphins, has yet to issue his own apology on Twitter.
It’s hard not to wonder whether Maurkice’s apology was prompted, if not written, by the Steelers, who surely didn’t take a kind view of the show of support for a man who is jailed pending a murder trial.