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Police investigating after man claims Pouncey twins assaulted him

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Police are investigating after a man claimed Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey assaulted him at a Miami Beach nightclub, but no arrests have been made and police have not confirmed that the Pounceys are the subjects of the investigation.

“There was an incident that occurred at Cameo last night at 4:20 a.m., where an alleged assault took place,” Miami Beach Police Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told New Times. “We have not confirmed it’s the Pouncey brothers that are the subjects, but we are going to have detectives contacting the victims to investigate further.”

A man named Ricky Vasquez posted several messages on Twitter and Instagram saying he was assaulted at Cameo, the club where the Pouncey twins also got attention at this time last year for wearing “Free Hernandez” hats after their college teammate Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder. The Pounceys, whose birthday is July 24, have an annual birthday party at Cameo.

Vasquez claims he was punched and has a chipped tooth and a cut that required 10 stitches. He also claims that he was called an anti-gay slur.

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78 Responses to “Police investigating after man claims Pouncey twins assaulted him”
  1. purpleguy says: Jul 12, 2014 12:18 PM

    This can’t be accurate, as nothing bad ever happens at a bar at 4:20 am.

  2. tjacks7 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:19 PM

    I’d assume this is highly likely after that whole “free Hernandez” thing. Probably not the brightest, most considerate, or rational brothers in the world.

  3. badguy711 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:22 PM

    Whether or not these charges are legit, these 2 need to take some courses on good decision making or something. They just are not coming across as good people

  4. themiamidolphins says: Jul 12, 2014 12:24 PM

    Just keepin’ it real.

  5. krabballs says: Jul 12, 2014 12:24 PM

    I always say that half these guys would be in jail if not for the NFL. I guess with twins the percentage doubles.

  6. cpitch12 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:25 PM

    Its only a matter of time ……….these guys just dont get it……….

  7. MostlyRight says: Jul 12, 2014 12:26 PM

    The Dolphins O-line and the entire Steelers organization are just loaded with character guys.

  8. papasbasement says: Jul 12, 2014 12:26 PM

    Like a horribly gone-wrong Doublemint Gum commercial

  9. rrhoe says: Jul 12, 2014 12:28 PM

    Birds of a feather……

  10. stillers213 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:28 PM

    This even further confirms my dislike for the ridiculous extension they recently gave Maurkice. It had already felt like the Woodley contract all over again, but it may be worse given his proven poor judgment.

  11. doctorrustbelt says: Jul 12, 2014 12:28 PM

    Unemployed richie incognito wishes he had enough disposable income to hang out in nightclubs to assault and harass strangers.

  12. scmems07 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:29 PM

    pathetic, some people will do anything to get rich quick. he knew of the pouncy situation and now is trying to bank on it just like the girl did with kap and so many other people trying to take advantage of pro athletes.

  13. seatownballers says: Jul 12, 2014 12:29 PM

    Attest and suspensions off the charts this off season. And two more months to go

  14. thestrategyexpert says: Jul 12, 2014 12:29 PM

    Yeah it does seem to be a sad trend that is going around that too many people think it’s okay to inappropriately put their hands on another. We as a society need to crack down on that stuff and try to put an end to it, no more or be prepared to pay the penalty. Now we just need a better rulebook and oversight system.

  15. brokebackbrees says: Jul 12, 2014 12:30 PM

    Were they wearing their “Free Hernandez” gear???

  16. dcstinks says: Jul 12, 2014 12:31 PM

    Hernandez accomplices!

  17. lightcleric says: Jul 12, 2014 12:32 PM

    Nothing good happens after midnight.

  18. 12thman84 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:34 PM

    papasbasement says: Jul 12, 2014 12:26 PM

    Like a horribly gone-wrong Doublemint Gum commercial
    —————————————————

    Now that’s funny right there….

  19. donphin99 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:35 PM

    Mike’s rehab from recent hip surgery seems to be ahead of schedule.

  20. therealhardt says: Jul 12, 2014 12:38 PM

    no way, can’t be true – Urban Meyer would never recruit/mentor anything short of choir boys and organ donors…

  21. Wineshard says: Jul 12, 2014 12:41 PM

    Wait, I am confused. Hernandez is the Sgt. that is investigating. They will not be charged.

  22. handsofsteelhartofstone says: Jul 12, 2014 12:42 PM

    Why? Why is our center in a bar at 430? God damn it are these people dumb. Enough to make you wretch

  23. orthomarine says: Jul 12, 2014 12:45 PM

    Not defending the Pouncies, but how did this start?

    Three sides to every story: yours, mine, and the truth

    I’ll wait for the police report to come out before I pass judgement on either party

  24. coltzfan166 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:47 PM

    I see Pouncey hasn’t changed one bit since last year.

  25. ketch20too says: Jul 12, 2014 12:47 PM

    They were ok until they utter an “anti gay slur”. There will be no tolerance for that.

  26. captainwisdom8888 says: Jul 12, 2014 12:52 PM

    I remember back when Allen Iverson caught some heat for allegedly being involved in a bowling-alley brawl, a whole slew of people dropped his name to police…which makes sense only for the fact that he was the only person in the entire building whom everyone knew by name. Whether he participated or not, everyone questioned by police could at least say that they knew he was there for sure.

    I have no clue what transpired in the Miami beach nightclub, and in all likelihood the Pounceys were probably involved to some degree, but if this guy were punched or assaulted by someone who was with the Pouncey bros than of course the guy is going to accuse the Pounceys instead…it’s a potential payday.

  27. marylandchief says: Jul 12, 2014 12:52 PM

    Aaron, got a roomate for you!

  28. jchipwood says: Jul 12, 2014 12:56 PM

    Good for phins and steelers. Id much rather have the guys on my team that whoop tail instead of getn their tail whooped. The guy probably didnt know when to shut up.

  29. brenenostler says: Jul 12, 2014 12:57 PM

    Was Richie Incognito there? Did he knock out the bouncer first?

  30. jaranspringer says: Jul 12, 2014 12:59 PM

    There best friends with Aaron Hernandez case closed throw away the keys.

  31. jaranspringer says: Jul 12, 2014 1:00 PM

    *They’re

  32. firerogergoodell says: Jul 12, 2014 1:04 PM

    Hey, don’t throw 4:20 into this! It happens to be a very relaxing time of day for me ;)

  33. 6ball says: Jul 12, 2014 1:05 PM

    .
    The Pouncey brothers average 6′ 4″ and 300 lbs. Anybody got the tale of the tape on Vasquez?
    .

  34. chiadam says: Jul 12, 2014 1:06 PM

    I’m going to assume they’re guilty.

  35. sportsfan18 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:07 PM

    Can’t fix stupid.

  36. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Jul 12, 2014 1:10 PM

    ialwayswantedtobeabanker says:
    Jul 12, 2014 12:54 PM
    Maybe it was just one Pouncey, but he was so bad ass that it looked like two to the guy losing the fight.

    I do know they’ve looked for the “Banker Triplets” after I mixed it up with a crew of fools, and I have no siblings. Just looks that way when asses are being kicked.

  37. WillIEverSeeACupInMyLife? says: Jul 12, 2014 1:11 PM

    Alright…who’s going to wear the “Free Pouncey” hat?

  38. surfinbird1 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:15 PM

    How can you even stand up never mind fight in a bar @ 4:20 a.m.

  39. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 12, 2014 1:15 PM

    gee.. surprise

    these two are known pieces of human garbage

    teams employing guys like this should be ashamed

  40. mrpkg says: Jul 12, 2014 1:16 PM

    Guys says he got attacked by four bouncers and the Pouncey twins.

    It’s not commonly the case an innocent bystander gets “jumped by four bouncers,” let alone a pair of NFL players. That amount of people seems sufficient to move just about anyone from Point A to Point B. What exactly happened to necessitate that level of involvement is the better question.

  41. heeeeelzfan says: Jul 12, 2014 1:17 PM

    “FREE THE POUNCEY TWINS!” t-shirts coming soon.

  42. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 12, 2014 1:19 PM

    I would automatically subject Urban Meyer guys to mandated psych evals.. just saying

    hopefully, these scumbags can be linked to Hernandez and put away…. hate it when scum gets rich..need to take out the trash

  43. FinFan68 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:21 PM

    Wouldn’t it be a “gay slur” vs. an “anti-gay slur” …or were they slurring him for being anti-gay?

  44. qdog112 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:23 PM

    “Vasquez claims he was punched and has a chipped tooth and a cut that required 10 stitches. He also claims that he was called an anti-gay slur.”
    *****************
    But he failed to report is that he probably provoked the twins and brought it upon himself. Pretty hard to believe those two guys just started pounding on a single guy for no reason.

    Another Florida “stand your ground” tough guy cries after getting beat up.

  45. bobzilla1001 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:24 PM

    The story above says police are going to contact (alleged) “victims.” Victims, as in plural, as in more than one.

  46. rukkus1 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:31 PM

    They wake up early to party

  47. beerbudsnbevo says: Jul 12, 2014 1:32 PM

    They need to find Jesus.

    Or grow up and be responsible, respectful men.

    I think the second choice is the more believable one.

  48. isphet71 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:33 PM

    papasbasement says:
    Jul 12, 2014 12:26 PM
    Like a horribly gone-wrong Doublemint Gum commercial

    —-

    Haha! “A Double Beat-Down is waiting for you!” That song is haunting. Probably haven’t heard it for 20 years and yet I can recall it like it was yesterday.

  49. thetooloftools says: Jul 12, 2014 1:34 PM

    Live the Pouncey life,
    pay the Pouncey price.

  50. onbucky96 says: Jul 12, 2014 1:34 PM

    I’m shocked. To think, guys that played at Florida for Urban Meyer getting into trouble. Maybe they skipped the bible study sessions Urb had with Aaron Hernandez…

  51. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 12, 2014 1:38 PM

    garbage like the Pounceys reflect poorly on their team, the league and most of the players

    somehow guys like this need to blackballed from the league.. but you always have weak orgs that take on vermin like these brothers and Hernandez

    Pats, Cowboys, Steelers, Dolphins, Bengals come to mind as low class orgs….

  52. beachsidejames says: Jul 12, 2014 1:39 PM

    Anyone that has just had surgery is usually not looking to get into a bar brawl. I’m guessing there are two sides to this story with somebody asking for a fat lip and got one.

  53. thephinatic says: Jul 12, 2014 2:03 PM

    Yeah Mike! Represent….

  54. doggeatdogg says: Jul 12, 2014 2:05 PM

    Some people are naturally and incredibly stupid. Pouncy will not be re-signed with the Dolphins when his contract comes up.

  55. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 12, 2014 2:15 PM

    So many comments are mostly jerk and not knee it’s funny. Ladies let’s wait for some arrests, indictments,and pleas before we judge any one. Sounds like a testosterone exchange in the early morning…yawn.

  56. halftermguv says: Jul 12, 2014 2:20 PM

    Case closed…why wait for the police report when you have twitter and instagram?

  57. phuzzball says: Jul 12, 2014 2:39 PM

    Yet another instance to show how far we’ve drifted from the Shula years…SMH

  58. jagsfanugh says: Jul 12, 2014 2:44 PM

    Ah good ole alcohol. So much fun.

  59. VenerableAxiom says: Jul 12, 2014 2:51 PM

    Hey politicallyincorrect, can you tell us which teams over the years haven’t had someone that got in trouble or even merely accused of getting in trouble. Unfortunately it happens to all teams. Pro football players are a different breed of cat, and in that mix you’re going to get some reprobates. Ironically, they are often the best players.

  60. sarcasm says: Jul 12, 2014 2:53 PM

    Florida pride shining through!

  61. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 12, 2014 3:04 PM

    garbage like the Pounceys reflect poorly on their team, the league and most of the players

    somehow guys like this need to blackballed from the league.. but you always have weak orgs that take on vermin like these brothers and Hernandez

    Pats, Cowboys, Steelers, Dolphins, Bengals come to mind as low class orgs….

    The fact you didn’t mention Elevator Ray Rice and his recent embarrassing actions lead me to believe you are Raven fan. Not listing them
    was also a give away, but how do you make such hateful comparisons and leave out the embarrassing ravens who starting with Ray Lewis and now Rice have had more than their share of bad apples? Click-bait?

  62. ravenswhat says: Jul 12, 2014 3:37 PM

    These losers are bad news. That’s been obvious for years. Kick the trash to the curb.

  63. bsizemore68 says: Jul 12, 2014 3:47 PM

    there are way to many people on this blog who can’t wait for the police report before there mouth is on full alert. There is no cure for stupid. Bill

  64. scoobies05 says: Jul 12, 2014 4:09 PM

    to nfnd. this is why you are a hypocrite. I absolutely agree with you that we need to wait for more facts to make judgement. however you know that if this incident involved players on a team other then the Steelers, you would have already demanded suspensions, lifetime bans, and jail. If you doubt me, just look at any other of your posts

  65. eleventyeight says: Jul 12, 2014 4:28 PM

    Gee, a party they’re known for having every year.

    And a “gay slur” thrown in for good measure.

    Athletes are gonna have to start realizing that they are always going to be targets for extortion and that they can’t just go out in public like we anonymous poor.

    Sounds to me like another shot at a big settlement.

  66. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 12, 2014 5:04 PM

    to nfnd. this is why you are a hypocrite. I absolutely agree with you that we need to wait for more facts to make judgement. however you know that if this incident involved players on a team other then the Steelers, you would have already demanded suspensions, lifetime bans, and jail. If you doubt me, just look at any other of your posts

    I didn’t realize you had the power to read minds? Wrong again as I wait to see the source or the plea, indictment, video , verdict ……like real evidence. Sorry to disappoint you, but hypocrites support an abuser of women as long as the woman is not related to them.

  67. coloradobuc says: Jul 12, 2014 5:22 PM

    Just another classic case of an idiot !

  68. scoobies05 says: Jul 12, 2014 5:31 PM

    if this were a raven you would already have made your mind up that he was guilty. since its a Steeler lets take a wait and see approach. forget Ray Rice. what about the alleged incident where Ravens players were supposedly kicked out of a club for harassing a woman and public drunkenness. why don’t u go look up your comments on that

  69. Nofoolnodrool says: Jul 12, 2014 5:55 PM

    this were a raven you would already have made your mind up that he was guilty. since its a Steeler lets take a wait and see approach. forget Ray Rice. what about the alleged incident where Ravens players were supposedly kicked out of a club for harassing a woman and public drunkenness. why don’t u go look up your comments on that

    Now how convenient you want to forget Ray Rice…..I guess that just wipes it away. It won’t go away as you and the ravens support a wife beater and trying to deflect attention on yet to be determined infraction by a Steeler. Please your support of Lewis is now being surpassed by Rice….pathetic team and fans…oh wait it’s a business which means I can sell my values for a buck….sad you are the country’s future.

  70. leatherhelmets says: Jul 12, 2014 6:05 PM

    Pounceys and the Bouncys

  71. politicallyincorrect says: Jul 12, 2014 6:44 PM

    NFL needs to hire my trash guys…. they come twice a week and do a good job….. time to get rid of guys like the Pounceys before the stench overwhelms the neighbors

  72. vwbrown19 says: Jul 12, 2014 7:14 PM

    Why free Hernandez they will be joining him soon.

  73. caboboy says: Jul 12, 2014 7:31 PM

    4:20am………….I’m pretty sure I understand.

  74. scoobies05 says: Jul 12, 2014 7:53 PM

    lol. once again, I’ve never supported Ray Rice in this situation. whatever he gets he gets. its fine with me. but how about pouncey and his”free Hernandez” hats. or since he’s a Steeler we overlook it I suppose. and yes…it is a business. in your job, if you were locked up on murder charges or accused of rape multiple times you would be fired. ravens Seahawks bears Steelers. it’s all the same. they do what’s best for the team’s. but you fail to see that because in your mind the Steelers are the paragon of virtue. and if pouncey did do this, and I really hope he didn’t, don’t compare it to other issues. judge him

  75. VenerableAxiom says: Jul 12, 2014 8:50 PM

    Hey politicallyincorrect. What about that upstanding citizen Fred Davis, who after an assualt and battery charges was still on the roster of that weak organization of yours, the loser-skins. You didn’t have anything to say then about him or the the dysfunctional skins keeping him on the roster. He would probably still be on the roster had he not been indefinitely suspended the day before he was busted for DUI. Hypocrite hater.

  76. dxmarine says: Jul 12, 2014 11:15 PM

    This is unreal…I hope they are not connected or turn out to be like Aaron hernandez…

  77. revelation123 says: Jul 13, 2014 2:56 AM

    I’m no fan of either player, but they’re innocent until proven guilty.

  78. bucsorbust says: Jul 13, 2014 6:44 AM

    Every year it gets more nutty….players on break between OTAs and training camp find trouble. It’s like make a bet to see who can find the stupidest ways to throw away a football career. No, we don’t know what happened here yet, but nothing good happens at 4am. Why even be out?

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