Evidence in the aftermath of a party at a nightclub reportedly showed no signs that Mike or Maurkice Pouncey assaulted Riquan James, but that isn’t stopping James from planning a lawsuit against the brothers for injuries he allegedly received as a result of an assault at the club.
James also alleges that the brothers fired homophobic taunts in his direction, but the attorney for the brothers offered a strong denial of all the charges to the Miami Herald on Tuesday night.
“Mike and Maurkice were not involved in any altercation with the accuser or anyone else that night and did nothing wrong,” Jeff Ostrow wrote in the statement to the paper. “It appears that the accuser is an opportunist seeking attention and possible financial gain. Any attempt by the accuser or anyone else to bring an action against them based upon these false allegations will be vigorously defended. If the accuser continues to perpetuate these lies, we will bring an action against him.”
While James and two others involved in the lawsuit have spoken to the media about the incident and their plans for litigation, but they have yet to speak to the Miami Beach Police Department. Police spokesman Sgt. Bobby Hernandez says the department has been “anxiously awaiting” a conversation since the allegations were made on Saturday night.