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Civil lawsuit against Pouncey twins set for trial on March 6

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At a time when their former Florida teammate is facing a much more serious criminal trial, NFL offensive lineman Maurkice and Mike Pouncey soon will be standing trial in a civil case arising from a 2014 brawl at their birthday party.

Per multiple reports, the trial against the twins starts on March 6 in Miami-Dade County. The case brought by Ricquan James and Niya Pickett claims that the Pounceys  and their security team beat the plaintiffs and subjected them to homophobic slurs. Among other things, the lawsuit specifically contends that Steelers center Maurice Pouncey (pictured) punched James in the face and said that James “was ruining his party by acting gay.”

At the 2013 edition of their birthday party, which happened not long after Aaron Hernandez was arrested for murder in Massachusetts, the Pounceys created a stir by wearing “Free Hernandez” hats. While the Pounceys faced no criminal charges, the lawsuit could end up being far more costly than whatever they have incurred in legal fees — especially with a standard of proof that is far less than proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

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17 Responses to “Civil lawsuit against Pouncey twins set for trial on March 6”
  1. boknowsvt says: Feb 25, 2017 7:18 PM

    When was the last time the Miami Pouncey even played a game?

  2. cletuspstillwaterjr says: Feb 25, 2017 7:25 PM

    Looks like the market for Nick Mangold just got a lot better.

  3. jag1959 says: Feb 25, 2017 7:35 PM

    The Pouncey twins are of like mind, they split it at birth

  4. whenwilliteverend says: Feb 25, 2017 7:38 PM

    ‘Keeping it real’ can be expensive.

  5. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Feb 25, 2017 7:41 PM

    They seem like nice boys, just a little misunderstood.

  6. takeittothehizzy says: Feb 25, 2017 7:53 PM

    I realize the burden of proof is lower in civil cases vs. criminal but this still seems like a money grab. I’ve yet to hear what damages were incurred by the 2 plaintiffs. Of course that won’t stop attorneys from milking this case for all it’s worth.

  7. wryly1 says: Feb 25, 2017 8:00 PM

    Good. Multimillionaire pro athletes beating people up should come with a very steep price tag.

  8. snake11s says: Feb 25, 2017 8:32 PM

    you are calling someone gay? you kissed your brother on the mouth when you were drafted.

  9. fumblenuts says: Feb 25, 2017 8:40 PM

    Pouncey twins are friggin’ tools!

  10. Bonerz'NPudz says: Feb 25, 2017 10:04 PM

    Can they ever behave?

  11. section310 says: Feb 25, 2017 10:58 PM

    I think I recall the Mass. State Police investigated these guys for gun running. They are very close with the former tight end we no longer call by name.

  12. abninf says: Feb 26, 2017 8:44 AM

    Obviously they should be punished for assault but name calling isn’t a crime.

  13. atthemurph says: Feb 26, 2017 8:47 AM

    Tell me they rode into the party on camels like Fumblina did.

  14. r8dernation says: Feb 26, 2017 8:57 AM

    Give these losers 10 in the same cell as their buddy Hernandez.

  15. ncphinsfan says: Feb 26, 2017 10:02 AM

    Normally I would defend our Pro-Bowl Center, but he is a worthless player when he sits on IR for 75% of every season, eats a giants portion of the Cap and is a straight up social misfit. So, No I won’t. The Dolphins are doing everything right the past 1.5 years, maybe its time to bring in a Center and cut ties.

  16. xxdanmarinoxx says: Feb 26, 2017 3:30 PM

    Most likely a grab for money since there were no criminal charges.

  17. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says: Feb 26, 2017 9:29 PM

    These are the guys who wanted to bust Aaron Hernandez out of jail, correct? One is a Steeler. Figures.

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