The man who has accused the Pouncey twins of assaulting him plans to go on the assault himself.
According to NBC 6 in Miami, 24-year-old Riquan James (who had identified himself in online posts as Ricky Vasquez) has announced plans to sue the Pounceys for injuries allegedly inflicted at the Cameo Nightclub on Saturday. Steelers center Maurkice and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who were celebrating their 25th birthday at the club, allegedly taunted James.
“From there, somebody grabbed me and I got hit,” James told NBC 6. “Somebody lifted me up and dragged me out of the club. I was being beat up, I was getting punched and kicked. A bottle hit me.”
Via NBC 6, James has alleged on social media that he was punched, that he has a chipped tooth, and that he suffered a cut that was closed with 10 stitches. James also contends that the Pounceys used gay slurs.
We’d heard in the aftermath of the initial allegations that the preliminary evidence suggested that the Pounceys did not assault James. Of course, that may not matter when the time comes to pull the lever on the litigation slot machine.