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Maurkice Pouncey insists he had no involvement in alleged assault

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The strongest allegations in the lawsuit filed Friday against Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey target Maurkice.  One of the three plaintiffs, a female, claims that Maurkice punched her in the face, rendering her unconscious.

If true, that exposes Maukice (pictured) not only to significant civil liability, but also to potential criminal liability and a possible suspension from the NFL.  Maurkice insists it isn’t true.

“Any time I’ve made a mistake in my NFL career I’ve admitted to it,” Maurkice said Saturday at Steelers’ training camp, via Scott Brown of ESPN.com.  “For something like this to happen and have no involvement is upsetting and hurtful to me and it’s on my mind like crazy.”

Maurkice insists that he and Mike weren’t involved in a fight, and that they took extra precautions to ensure there would be no trouble at their birthday party, held at the Cameo nightclub in Miami.

“We hired our own ex-police officer to go out with us the entire time and for something like this to happen is truly unbelievable,” Maurkice said, via Brown.  “I just want to apologize to any fans that take this the wrong way. For people to say bad things, it [stinks], but sometimes you’ve got to deal with that in life and move on.”

But the Pounceys won’t be moving on; they’ll be fighting back.  Lawyer Jeffrey M. Ostrowski told PFT on Saturday, after the filing of the lawsuit, that the Pounceys would sue the three plaintiffs for malicious prosecution and defamation.

Even if the Pounceys weren’t directly involved in the fracas that resulted in not one (as it originally appeared) but three different people claiming that they were, the lawsuit also claims that injuries were inflicted by members of the Pounceys’ security detail, and that the Pounceys are responsible for that alleged misconduct.

One way or the other, the situation will be resolved in court, barring an unlikely settlement.  Though some have characterized the complaint as demanding a mere $15,000 in damages, the document actually seeks at least $15,000 in damages, an open-ended demand that likely includes a floor to ensure that the case won’t be relegated to small-claims court or another tribunal that would have jurisdiction over disputes of relative financial insignificance.

 

 

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14 Responses to “Maurkice Pouncey insists he had no involvement in alleged assault”
  1. captaincanoe says: Jul 27, 2014 9:37 AM

    Nice hat but you’re just a Heisenberg want-to-be.

  2. drewzducks says: Jul 27, 2014 9:50 AM

    Don’t free the Pounceys.

  3. officialgame says: Jul 27, 2014 10:04 AM

    Nice hat.

  4. gayforbrady says: Jul 27, 2014 10:04 AM

    I want to not believe the pouncey’s but this story really does not have the ring of truth to it.

    Judge Judy would throw it out of court before the first commercial break.

  5. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Jul 27, 2014 10:38 AM

    one liar or three liars, i’m not sure the difference; most particularly if the video proves they’re liars.

  6. johnteedee says: Jul 27, 2014 10:54 AM

    Should have kept Fernando!

  7. clashpoint says: Jul 27, 2014 10:54 AM

    I think professional athletes probably have to deal with gold digging attention seekers a lot more often than people realize. It’s going to get worse long before it gets better too, until enough people say enough. So many losers prefer quick bucks at someone else’s expense rather than honest working wages for a living.

    Since these clowns never bothered to file charges with the police, it should be obvious to even the most devoted trolls that the clowns’ lawsuit is about a money grab, not justice. Trolls troll though, of course, it’s what trolls do.

  8. wishingtonredslur says: Jul 27, 2014 11:05 AM

    Wasn’t there talk of this guy running guns with Aaron Hernandez last year? Think I read it. Anyway I believe him.

  9. hogue34 says: Jul 27, 2014 11:16 AM

    I train with a couple of guys who played with the Pounceys. They are turds….not very good human beings. Making that Free Hernandez pic wasn’t a smart move.

  10. johnnydom says: Jul 27, 2014 11:28 AM

    I guess if you wear a Free Hernandez hat that tells you all you need to know about the character of these two brothers…trash.

  11. pgilbert15303 says: Jul 27, 2014 11:47 AM

    No worries… Even though you are the scourge of the NFL. You’re lucky hitting a defenseless women is only 2 games. Thank god you didn’t smoke weed; that would be at least 6 games.

  12. floratiotime says: Jul 27, 2014 12:20 PM

    Good thing he doesn’t dress like a gangster ….

  13. ajgreenhof says: Jul 27, 2014 1:35 PM

    Look at the big guy in the tiny hat!

  14. troy43mvp says: Jul 27, 2014 9:21 PM

    I wonder if DeCastro was invited to that birthday party?

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