From Yahoo Sports:
While celebrating their birthdays at Cameo nightclub in Miami, Mike and Maurkice Pouncey apparently wore "Free Hernandez" hats. The Pounceys were teammates with Hernandez at University of Florida. Mike Pouncey is a center for the Miami Dolphins. Maurkice Pouncey is a center for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Aaron Hernandez has many friends and former teammates, so it's not surprising a few would decide to support him as he faces charges of first-degree murder.
The Pouncey brothers seem to have chose an interesting way to proclaim their support.
The Patriots and the NFL are doing everything they can to distance themselves from Aaron Hernandez--his career stats have been removed from NFL.com, the Patriots released him less than two hours after his arrest and even went so far as to have an Aaron Hernandez jersey exchange--yet Maurkice and Mike Pouncey just dont give a shit. The Dolphins and Steelers must be so proud.
Remember, Aaron Hernandez reportedly admitted to his friend that he indeed shot Odin Llyod. So either these guys are a couple of ignorant shitheads who arent even following the facts of this case or they just dont believe what they are hearing in the news. But hey, I guess denial isnt just a river in Egypt.
Im thinking they just wore the hats to bust Roger Goodell's balls. I mean, there is no way they genuinely want to see a man suspected of murder get set free to roam the streets simply because they are friends with him.
Whatever their reason, Roger Goodell and Robert Kraft must be wicked pissed right now. These dickheads just shoved a huge middle finger right up their asses.
[UPDATE: Maurkice Pouncey has apologized on twitter]