The Pouncey brothers raised plenty of eyebrows with their decision to wear hats reading “Free Hernandez” to a club recently and one of them quickly apologized for referencing former Florida teammate Aaron Hernandez in that manner.
But Dolphins center Mike Pouncey isn’t joining his brother, Steelers center Maurkice, in a show of contrition. Mike Pouncey was asked about the hat after the Dolphins’ first practice of training camp on Sunday, but neither apologized nor otherwise talked about the hat.
I’m just here to focus on football,” Pouncey said. “It’s training camp right now, so we’re just here to focus on football.”
Reporters asked a few more times about the hat and referenced his brother’s apology, but Pouncey refused to engage on anything other than football. That’s his choice, although people will move on to football more quickly if the Dolphins center addresses his other choice to wear a hat showing support for an accused murderer whether or not that includes an apology for his haberdashery.