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Pouncey described as “distraught” by report revelations

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Dolphins center Mike Pouncey hasn’t gone on any Twitter tirades like Richie Incognito since the Ted Wells report implicated both of them in the bullying and harassment of Jonathan Martin. One report says Pouncey’s silence doesn’t mean he doesn’t care.

Mike’s distraught over the whole thing,” a source close to Pouncey told the Sun-Sentinel.

The source also said of Pouncey, “He views it as a learning opportunity.”

It could be an expensive learning opportunity for Pouncey, who will lose salary if he’s suspended and may also find himself in a much worse position to negotiate a new contract: Like other 2011 first-round draft picks, Pouncey may be looking to extend his deal this offseason, and the Dolphins are going to be a lot less interested in making him a lucrative long-term offer now that he’s one of the faces of the scandal within their locker room. Pouncey may be distraught because he realizes the Ted Wells report is going to cost him a lot of money.

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  1. veence69 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:43 AM

    Free Hernandez! Derp!

  2. rockthered1286 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:52 AM

    So wait- being portrayed as a bully makes Pouncey “distraught” but his best buddy Hernandez getting arrested and charged with murder and implicated in another double murder warrants him to don a “Free Hernandez” hat, without a single note of concern or distraught in his demeanor? Great character guy let me tell you what…

  3. albion223 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:53 AM

    Isn’t this the same guy that wore a hat supporting Aaron Hernandez back in August?

  4. logast says: Feb 18, 2014 7:54 AM

    Awww. Poor baby. You may actually be held accountable for your own actions. Who on earth would have thought that? Isn’t this one of the same tools wearing a “Free Hernandez” tee shirt a short while ago?

    Total low character individual.

  5. micquarters says: Feb 18, 2014 7:59 AM

    I honestly think that some people are bad at reading others and others are just followers. Some are both, and I think thats where Pouncey fits in. He was too dumb to realize he was hurting Jon (“But he breaks our balls too!”) and was too weak himself to stop following the lead of Incognito. There are many of us that jumped on a pile and picked on someone weaker because we wanted to look “cool” or some garbage to a person we thought was fun/cool. Mike just picked the wrong guy to follow. Hes honestly probably as weak as Martin is being portrayed.

  6. thegonz13 says: Feb 18, 2014 7:59 AM

    Yeah, he’s sorry. Sorry he got caught and sorry it could cost him some money.

  7. edawg7l says: Feb 18, 2014 8:04 AM

    This guy was also “distraught” over Hernandez. He seems like a classy guy.

  8. The Steelers cast such an immense shadow over the league. There's no wonder why we are so widely envied. We are superior. We have six Lombardis. What do you have ☹? says: Feb 18, 2014 8:05 AM

    He’s not his brother.

  9. randy001 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:08 AM

    It isn’t the Wells Report that’s going to cost him a lot of money…

  10. flaccodelic says: Feb 18, 2014 8:09 AM

    This source sounds a lot like someone who has a vested interest in salvaging Pouncey. Agent? Dolphins coach?

  11. ovaw8lova says: Feb 18, 2014 8:13 AM

    Umm…hello!! Have you forgotten that Pouncey is one of the Fins top 3 players? The same rules do not apply for players that produce. Jimmy Johnson famously said all players to not receive equal treatment. Pouncey may get suspended a game or two but when it comes to negotiation time the Fins realize you cannot win without horses. If the Fins do not give him a good deal some other team will.

  12. vikingsvoice says: Feb 18, 2014 8:14 AM

    Sucks to be a follower when the lead bully gets knocked down a peg.

  13. rayvens says: Feb 18, 2014 8:16 AM

    i’m still distraught over the “Free Hernandez shirts” …smh

  14. theleaguesbest says: Feb 18, 2014 8:17 AM

    Pouncey is a little punk. He wants to act all hard and tough supporting “his boy” Hernandez, but becomes distraught when a report calls him out.

  15. bigjim50010 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:17 AM

    distraught because he got caught and sees his life looking down the bad end of a Enterprise rent a car

  16. ebr362 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:23 AM

    “Pouncey may be distraught because he realizes the Ted Wells report is going to cost him a lot of money.”

    Or the more human response of he is now realizing that what he considered harmless fun was actually hurting someone!

  17. thedoubleentandres says: Feb 18, 2014 8:27 AM

    Your chickens are comin home to roost Pouncey. SHAAAAAAME!!!!

  18. ctiggs says: Feb 18, 2014 8:29 AM

    J-Mart had a pre existing condition in that he has been abused since middle school. Jmart goes to the NFL which is a diffrent type of work environment, from most. Jmart participated in most of the things he is crying about. J-mart cant handle the language and jokes at the NFL. J-mart blames NFL for his pre condition problem. Jmart throws members of the Dolphins organization under the boss. This in turn, created a black eye for the Dolphins and the NFL. Jmart possibly ruined several lives, because he did not stand up/ speak up for himself when he had a PRE CONDITION before he got to the NFL!!!!!!. Jmart does not deserve to be in a NFL locker room again…

  19. packerfansarefat says: Feb 18, 2014 8:33 AM

    This whole story is nauseating! Tired of it from both perspectives.

    Title for the story: “Men who grew up physically but didn’t get out of the 3rd grade mentally”.

  20. titansbro says: Feb 18, 2014 8:33 AM

    No NFL teams, other than the Phins, really give a crap about any of this. If another team feels these guys can help them win they will get signed. Honestly, in the eyes of another team, these guys don’t even come out looking that bad in this situation. He may be a low character guy but he will get paid by someone.

  21. pftisfulloftrolls says: Feb 18, 2014 8:36 AM

    A learning opportunity? Seeing as Mike Pouncey hasn’t learned that you shouldn’t be friends with a possible triple murderer (Odin Lloyd +2 other guys) doesn’t make me think he’s going to learn anything from this experience.

  22. redeemerac says: Feb 18, 2014 8:47 AM

    He’s also distraught over the death of Odin Lloyd.

    Yeah right……he’s only sorry for being caught.

  23. bengalskuta82 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:49 AM

    These two guys wouldn’t do well in good leadership lockerooms like the Ravens, bengals,49ners and pateriots have. These are the kind of lockerooms that chase out distractions

  24. peymax1693 says: Feb 18, 2014 8:53 AM

    I’ll say only one thing for Incognito, at least he didn’t try to use the amnesia defense like Pouncey (and Coach Taylor). The fact that Pouncey tried to claim he didn’t remember a lot leads me to believe that he knew what was happening was more than simply “boys being boys.”

  25. 69finfan says: Feb 18, 2014 8:54 AM

    I, as a long time Fin Fan am also very distraught that this once proud franchise has turned into a group of misfits.

  26. wishingtonredslur says: Feb 18, 2014 9:07 AM

    Well he’s handling the grand jury deal pretty well but the bullying thing has him distraught? Sure guy, I believes you, I believes you all day.

  27. howiefeltersnatch says: Feb 18, 2014 9:09 AM

    At least his involvement removes the racism angle that’s been pushed a bit

  28. fdugrad says: Feb 18, 2014 9:18 AM

    ALL merciless, brutish, bullying punks are “distraught” after they are exposed and it is THEIR turn to pay up. I truly hope he enjoys his, hopefully comprehensive and expensive “learning experience.”

  29. dolphansanity says: Feb 18, 2014 9:18 AM

    Pouncy really has a lot of growing up to do. While we all believed in highschool not to rat out our friends when they farted in class or stole a candy bar from the local store he has carried that juvenile mentality into adulthood. If your friend MURDERED someone and may have murdered others not to mention shooting someone in the face you have a moral obligation to tell the police everything you know. If Hernandez gets off and you haven’t told the police everything you know and he kills again I hope you know that YOU are partially responsible for that murder. He also played dumb with the Martin situation, denying everything and refusing to tell the truth. are nothing more than a low class manchild! Grow up!

  30. officialgame says: Feb 18, 2014 9:22 AM

    “Free Us From Pouncey”.

  31. thegonz13 says: Feb 18, 2014 9:32 AM

    Actually, packersfansarefat brings an interesting point. This is quickly becoming a bad episode of “Are you smarter than a 5th grader?”

    Guess we all know the answer to that question…

  32. jw1991 says: Feb 18, 2014 9:33 AM

    Bring your brooms to Miami, cause its a mess. The dolphins o-line is disgusting on and off the field. The sad thing is it took this for the problem to be known, Philbin and staff should be aware of what happens in their locker room and should be held accountable just as much as the “big bad bullies”

  33. tavisteelersfan says: Feb 18, 2014 9:35 AM

    The difference in teams is fairly clear. Twin Pouncey brothers make some type of “statement” about their former college team mate Aaron Hernandez’ situation. Kinda dumb actually.
    Maurkice gets the word from Steel City and retracts, apologizes the next day. Lesson learned you’d hope.
    His twin … well, I don’t know what message came out’ve Miami, but Michael “remained defiant” about his public support of Hernandez. Lesson not learned it would seem.

  34. soldyou says: Feb 18, 2014 9:43 AM

    I can not believe how far this franchise has sunk. Every offseason I have hope that things will get turned around…but there is always something going on that makes it harder and harder to be a fan of this team. Nick Saban, then Ted Ginn at #7 overall, countless stupid moves in the offseason….it sure seems like the Dolphins are the new Raiders….sounds like were gonna suck for a long time. Can anyone help me remember the last time Miami went one calender year without a major malfunction. We can even screw up and screwed up season. Miami started 0-8 I thought for sure we were gonna suck for Luck. But oh no we finished by winning 4 of our last 8. Thats like the garage time touchdown Denver scored in the superbowl…Im not sure how long i can cheer for this team…after all I’ve only been a fan since 1981 I was 6. e

  35. anonymous135 says: Feb 18, 2014 9:44 AM

    It won’t/

  36. gochargersgo says: Feb 18, 2014 9:45 AM

    Why is he distraught? Its just all stuff he said. Should read:

    “Pouncey described as total scumbag by everyone who is not a direct beneficiary of his football related skills”

  37. soldyou says: Feb 18, 2014 9:48 AM

    Miami should move its team to L.A.

    “Now taking the field in their first nfl game the Los Angeles Crips Starring best friends Pouncey and Hernandez”

    This franchise makes me sick!!!

    -a lifelong Dolphins fan

  38. dickshotdogs says: Feb 18, 2014 10:07 AM

    Anyone else ready to talk about football?

  39. ajgreenhof says: Feb 18, 2014 10:08 AM

    Doesn’t everyone know this guy is up to something?

  40. infectorman says: Feb 18, 2014 10:13 AM

    Can’t fix stupid

  41. realitypolice says: Feb 18, 2014 10:13 AM

    The Steelers cast such an immense shadow over the league. There’s no wonder why we are so widely envied. We are superior. We have six Lombardis. What do you have ☹? says:
    Feb 18, 2014 8:05 AM
    He’s not his brother.

    For the record, you have zero lombardis. The team you root for has 6. The fact that you happen to root for a team that has won in the past says nothing about you as a person.

  42. phinfan says: Feb 18, 2014 10:24 AM

    Sorry but miami wont part with mike. JM sure, Cog sure, Fat jerry sure… But not mike.

  43. keylimelight says: Feb 18, 2014 10:30 AM

    I doubt that Pouncey is in touch with his feelings enough to come up with the word distraught much less understand what it is to actually be distraught.

    His agent is hard at work doing damage control.

  44. cjjones5656 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:32 AM

    I am a Dolphins fan here is what i think….

    1. Draft a replacement Guard that can play Center
    2. Let Pouncey play out his contract
    3. Let him and his “Free Hernandez” hat go in FA
    4. Curse the day the Dolphins hired Bill Parcells
    5. Put a Dollar in the “Fire Philbin” airplane banner fund.
    6. Drink

  45. ninetysixer says: Feb 18, 2014 10:32 AM

    are we sure the Pouncey twins are capable of “learning” anything?

  46. xpensivewinos says: Feb 18, 2014 10:45 AM

    I’ll pay for that “Fire Philbin” banner!

    Can we put “Hey Ross, Sell The Team” on the other side?

  47. jvw1982 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:51 AM

    He’s not distraught, he’s just smarter than his side kick Richie by giving the impression he is sorry for what he has done, the only thing he is trying to do is salvaged the millions of dollars he is about to lose….the loser…..

  48. iggles07 says: Feb 18, 2014 10:59 AM

    I really wish PFT would stop completely ignoring this story.

  49. granadafan says: Feb 18, 2014 11:17 AM

    What? You mean I’m a bully who hurt other people???

  50. therealtruth210 says: Feb 18, 2014 11:23 AM

    ….it sure seems like the Dolphins are the new Raiders


    when were the Dolphins ever better than the Raiders?

  51. atkinsandgreenreignsupreme says: Feb 18, 2014 11:40 AM

    Good….No other teams wants him…Well the Cincy Bengals we build reclamation projects with quality guys looking for a 2nd chance…SO Pouncey, repent ask for forgiveness, set new personal goals of growth and come play with Whit, Andre and Zietler in Cincy….You will be in the same division as your brother… Everyone else hates you ….We will help you grow, rebuild and mature in Cincy… Give it some thought and call Duke and Marv as soon as you are not resigned…

  52. jwilliamsspf says: Feb 18, 2014 12:19 PM

    Blah, blah, blah…”Free Hernandez” hat…blah, blah, blah…

  53. rubenxx7 says: Feb 18, 2014 12:24 PM

    Pouncey isnt worth my time to write about so im done!

  54. dagrizzman says: Feb 18, 2014 12:33 PM

    The Pounceys lost a great deal of respect when they wore those “Free Hernandez ” hats.They are bad cats,and aren’t exactly what everyone thought they were character wise.He deserves to lose out on a big contract,maybe someday these clowns will grow up.

  55. cubano76 says: Feb 18, 2014 12:44 PM

    See “rubenxx7 says” above.

  56. dietrich43 says: Feb 18, 2014 1:18 PM

    Wonder how much money he’s costing his twin?

  57. tavisteelersfan says: Feb 18, 2014 4:14 PM

    One of the few naturally gifted quality guys on the Steelers line out of the chute (along with DeCastro) Pouncey gets a lot of respect.

    At the same time, Velasco came in and learned the job and put on a very decent performance. Now they hire Munchak as O-Line coach. Pouncey does not have the kind’ve runway he thought he had 9 months ago.

    I hope we get them both and Pouncey plays how he is capable of – perennial pro bowler. But, we need none of his Florida Gator crap.

  58. txfinfan says: Feb 18, 2014 8:41 PM

    IF Philbin wasn’t just blowing smoke about wanting quality people (not just quality players), he will let the whole line and the coach go. If you don’t mean it, don’t say it. Won’t be the first team to ever rebuild a whole line. I’d rather have the dignity of my team back BEFORE we get back to our winning ways. I’m getting tired of having to wear a brown paper bag on my head because I’m a Fins fan….

  59. matchtuff says: Feb 19, 2014 3:48 PM

    He can use this as a learning experience to learn how to be unemployed.

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