On Friday, three people filed a lawsuit against Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, alleging that they committed an assault during their birthday party at the Cameo nightclub. On Saturday, the lawyer representing the Pounceys called the case a “complete sham.”
On Monday, the lawyer representing the three alleged victims fired back.
Appearing on WINZ with Andy Slater, attorney Marwan Porter predicted that criminal charges will be filed.
“We’ve been in contact with the Miami Beach Police Department and the investigators on this particular case,” Porter said. “My clients have been very cooperative with them. And more importantly that have independent witnesses who are corroborating the allegations made by my clients. So when you have independent witnesses who are swearing under oath to certain allegations, I think it’s gonna be tough for them not to make a charge in this particular case.”
Porter added that surveillance video exists, but that he has not yet seen it. He added that letters have been sent to Cameo nightclub instructing them to preserve the evidence harvested via the cameras in the facility.
Porter also said the comments from the Pounceys’ lawyers displayed a lack of professionalism.
“These people were beat up, bad,” Porter said. “So I really think that shows a lack of taste. . . . These people had physical injuries. The injuries were visible, and obviously something happened to these people. And you have witnesses that said it was the Pouncey brothers who were responsible for inflicting these injuries. . . .
“The fact will come out. The facts will come out, and the truth will come out. And justice will be served, and they will have to be accountable for their actions.”
Ultimately, the surveillance video will help tell a lot of the story. But if independent, neutral witnesses have submitted sworn statements claiming that a Pouncey pounded one or more of the plaintiffs, the only viable defense for each Pouncey could be to blame it all on his identical twin.