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Maurkice Pouncey says brother Mike is being tortured

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Dolphins center Mike Pouncey hasn’t said much about the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin situation, other than he had no regrets, and that he doesn’t think he needs a psychiatric evaluation.

Now, his brother says the shoe’s on the other foot, and that Mike is the one being tortured.

“I’m really, really close with him, and for them to keep torturing him like that, man, it’s terrible for him,” Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey said, via Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “But he’s strong and motivated about things.

“He’s kind of just not talking to them right now, but with time, everything passes over, and that’s what we’re planning on.”

Maurkice painted a picture of his brother as someone who can no longer show his true personality (like that hilarious draft weekend joke about receiving gifts from incoming rookies).

“He’s outgoing like me, and it’s [tough] he has to tone it down, but they kind of take stuff and run with it,” Maurkice said. “I wish it could be a lot different for him, because I know he’s stressed out about it.”

If only Mike had a veteran mentor in the locker room to help him deal with that pressure, you know, the kind of guy he could trust and who wouldn’t use his weaknesses against him. The kind of guy who could offer support in a time of need, and not single him out for more ridicule because of that stress.

That would be nice.

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53 Responses to “Maurkice Pouncey says brother Mike is being tortured”
  1. stealthscorpio says: Jun 4, 2014 2:26 PM

    The curse of Urban Myer is a pox on the NFL…

  2. nyyjetsknicks says: Jun 4, 2014 2:32 PM

    Randy Marsh/ Mike Pouncey: I’m not allowed to stand up for myself? I thought this was America! Huh? Isn’t this America? I’m sorry, I thought this was America.

  3. mharjo says: Jun 4, 2014 2:33 PM

    So he’s feeling stress because he can’t bully people the way he wants to?

    Boo hoo.

  4. citizenstrange says: Jun 4, 2014 2:34 PM

    Are “they” the media? How are they “torturing” him? They keep asking questions about last year? Follow him around and take pictures? What?

    And what has he toned down? He already has said he doesn’t need a psychiatric evaluation. Is that toned down? Would he normally be doing stuff even more stupid than the “no regrets” and already hazing a new rookie quotes? Would he be breaking out the “Free Aaron Hernandez” hats again? What?

  5. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 4, 2014 2:38 PM

    Money can’t buy everything, especially if you don’t even try.

  6. mcane13 says: Jun 4, 2014 2:41 PM

    Pitiful for a grown man to act like a crybaby. Grow up Mike. Be a leader if for no other reason that the team that employs you is in desperate need of leadership on offense.

    You made some bad choices like everyone does. Now learn from them and mature.

  7. peymax1693 says: Jun 4, 2014 2:44 PM

    The only thing Mike Pouncey’s a victim of is his own stupidity.

  8. aintasinner says: Jun 4, 2014 2:44 PM

    Looks like what goes around comes around!

  9. themonkeyman says: Jun 4, 2014 2:53 PM

    No way, no how feeling sorry for Incognito or Pouncey. You guys want to act like spoiled, above reproach, pampered fools that abuse others & you deserve whatever you get.

  10. brucealmty says: Jun 4, 2014 2:58 PM

    Pouncey misses all the fun he use to have running with Aaron Hernandez.

  11. mcane13 says: Jun 4, 2014 3:01 PM

    Well said!

  12. tommikula says: Jun 4, 2014 3:05 PM

    Martin should be happy those Pouncey boys don’t have Hernandez to handle their problems anymore………..

    But seriously screw both the Pouncey’s.

  13. papajack1259 says: Jun 4, 2014 3:06 PM

    Stupid is what stupid does

  14. losingisnotanoption says: Jun 4, 2014 3:07 PM

    Maurkice sounds like he needs a little mentoring himself.

    What the hell is he even trying to say?

  15. pftisfulloftrolls says: Jun 4, 2014 3:08 PM

    Water boarding is torture. Electric shock is torture. Flogging is torture. Being called out for being a meathead? Not torture, it’s what you deserve.

  16. nyfcat says: Jun 4, 2014 3:08 PM

    8 months later, and I’m still waiting to hear what Pouncey did that forced Jonathan Martin to quit. *crickets*

  17. larryfinfan says: Jun 4, 2014 3:12 PM

    Markise keeps saying “they” and “them” are torturing him ?? Who is they or them ???

  18. jayovalentine says: Jun 4, 2014 3:12 PM

    Do unto other as you would want them to do unto you…

  19. dietrich43 says: Jun 4, 2014 3:15 PM

    Tortured by his own stupidity….

    Steelers will probably give Maurkice a big contract. I hope they dont regret it but I doubt he is much smarter.

  20. pooflingingmonkey says: Jun 4, 2014 3:18 PM

    So I guess confront and torture mean the same thing to the Pounceys.

  21. bornahawker says: Jun 4, 2014 3:18 PM

    Victim? You gotta be kidding me! Call Oprah!

  22. smackingfools says: Jun 4, 2014 3:18 PM

    It’s ok if the media is bullying.

  23. laxer37 says: Jun 4, 2014 3:21 PM

    The Pouncy’s thought Aaron Hernandez was being treated unfairly too.

    I’ve decided I like both of the Pouncy brothers better when they’re not talking and they just stick to playing football.

  24. DaveKShape says: Jun 4, 2014 3:25 PM

    Talented but ultimately unintelligent dudes who have been coddled their entire lives are out of touch with reality??? SHOCKER.

  25. jimi48270 says: Jun 4, 2014 3:25 PM

    Must be torture to not be able to bully mentally weaker teammates and defend those accused of multiple murders by wearing “Free Hernandez” hats…how does he survive?

  26. kingmj4891 says: Jun 4, 2014 3:28 PM

    Both Pouncey brothers are turds.

  27. miamisam1966 says: Jun 4, 2014 3:29 PM

    All this uproar because one soft player could not play in the NFL, quit and his lawyer mother concocted a story so that he would not have to pay back his signing bonus. SF will cut Martin before next season, he is way too soft and not good enough for SF to hold his hand.

  28. tavisteelersfan says: Jun 4, 2014 3:40 PM

    You have to give some leeway to sibling, especially twin, unconditional relationships. I would speak out for my brother.

    My read is, Miami is the wrong place for this fellow Mike. He needs a stronger culture around him, like Maurkice has in Pittsburgh. It is too bad because to me it seems to be getting worse not better. The lad is gonna get a big dollar deal and all the power that comes with that kind’ve independence. Everything tells me he is going to misue that.

  29. b3nz0z says: Jun 4, 2014 3:46 PM

    i’m not sure that torture means what the gentleman thinks it means

  30. gustavejfrerotte says: Jun 4, 2014 3:47 PM

    You can’t fix moron.

  31. granadafan says: Jun 4, 2014 3:49 PM

    Hernandez was seen wearing a Free Pouncey hat in prison.

  32. troy43mvp says: Jun 4, 2014 3:50 PM

    Wah Wah! Here’s the thing. I go to my job and I am expected to be “professional”. So, I am professional. Millions are asked to do so on a daily basis. Are there some things that I would like to say, but I don’t because it wouldn’t be right for the workplace? Absolutely ! Same goes for you Pouncey and anyone else who has coworkers. Only difference is that you are very well compensated for it. Sorry if you’re not getting the sympathy for doing what the everyday working class does on a daily basis.

  33. joemammy says: Jun 4, 2014 4:19 PM

    Pittsburgh and Miami. Perfect landing spots for those two losers.

  34. jayquintana says: Jun 4, 2014 4:21 PM

    Pouncey got off light, actually. Sounds like he was just as bad as Incognito. Why wasn’t he suspended?

  35. isphet71 says: Jun 4, 2014 4:27 PM

    “Oh poor Mike can’t just be himself…” Isn’t exactly going to make anyone that works sympathetic. Everyone that works and wants to keep their job has to behave that way!

  36. DonRSD says: Jun 4, 2014 4:37 PM

    Well played Mike.
    Get away from the worst ran franchise in sports, Miami Dolphins.

  37. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Jun 4, 2014 4:40 PM

    “I feel so terrible that he’s never had to behave his whole life and now he has to behave just to get a few million dollars.”

  38. djstat says: Jun 4, 2014 5:07 PM

    Maurkice, no one cares how your brother is feeling except you. As for those on here who attack Jonothan Martin, you are absolutly clueless. He was a solid player

  39. Deb says: Jun 4, 2014 5:46 PM

    Did it hurt when they removed your humor chip?

  40. beachsidejames says: Jun 4, 2014 6:22 PM

    Who is “them” thats he refers to? Who’s torturing him? Get a real job in the real world and then you can feel sorry for yourself. Fins need to trade this guy!

  41. ghjjf says: Jun 4, 2014 6:28 PM

    When the Dolphins line underperforms again we can blame it on Pouncy being tortured.

  42. mswravens says: Jun 4, 2014 6:33 PM

    Says the man in the “Free Aaron Hernandez” hat…

  43. ncphinsfan says: Jun 4, 2014 6:48 PM

    Hey at least Dolphins and Steelers fans can agree on something this year… These 2 Pouncey’s are clueless as humans, but needed as OLinemen. You have to admit the Dolphins are doing a better job of controlling the organization. Where’s the Kudos for that? It is not like our stories are about drugs, DWIs or violent crimes? It is the same old bully crap or about the owner who has to pay for his own stadium. All a good sign. 96 days until Kickoff

  44. aceakking says: Jun 4, 2014 7:03 PM

    Is Maurkice Pouncey tortured by the fact that the Steelers cheated the SB40?

  45. mackcarrington says: Jun 4, 2014 7:36 PM

    If he feels like his job is keeping him down or holding him back, he can always quit and not have to worry about those kinds of restrictions.

  46. mitchitized says: Jun 5, 2014 2:43 AM

    Agreed with the above sentiment that these two are far more enjoyable when they are playing, and not talking.

    For the Seahawks fans that have nothing to do with this thread, you just won the super bowl with one of the most dominant defensive performances in generations. Previous, futile-to-everyone-else-but-you fails in the big game? Just….let it go man.

  47. steeelfann says: Jun 5, 2014 8:34 AM

    Maurkice, welcome to liberal world. Acting like real men is no longer allowed after the 5000 prior years.

  48. delmarbriere says: Jun 5, 2014 11:07 AM

    No regrets? Right, if torture is the real definition, count me in. After all the he was involved in he needs to stand up and take responsibility for his actions. Life is about actions and consequenses. Just because he is a big time NFL player does not mean he is any different.

  49. dolphanphan says: Jun 5, 2014 6:41 PM

    Mike Pouncey teased a friend of his, in a private setting. The NFL demands he goes to a shrink. I don’t blame his brother for seeing how ludicrous it is.

  50. twpguy1964 says: Jun 5, 2014 9:24 PM

    Hey Maurkice. I’m a Steelers fan, and right now you and your brother make me sick! You 2 clowns brought this on yourselves!

  51. dolfan4life says: Jun 6, 2014 10:26 AM

    Mike needs to continue to show up and play at the level he has been his whole career. He’s gotta be a leader with this new revamped oline miami has and this year where getting to the playoffs and make some noise. Hopefully the noise is on the feild and not on twitter cuz miami is ready to start our afc east take over!!!

  52. fishyinalittledishy says: Jun 7, 2014 5:24 AM

    I think Pouncey is being bullied now as stupid as it sounds by the press. It’s over a long time ago leave it alone. Pouncey is young says some daft stuff and you guys are hounding him for it. No wonder most sports stars are boring on tape and say all the usual stuff. Look at Tiger Woods over the years it’s like listening to a robot. Not everybody is blessed with worldly wise it believe Pouncey is naive at worst and you guys play on it.

  53. 1historian says: Jun 24, 2014 6:39 AM

    Next stop – MST

    Mandated

    Sensitivity

    Training

    sigh

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