Dolphins' Pouncey subpoenaed in Hernandez case
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has reportedly been subpoenaed in connection with an investigation into former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez.
Pouncey and Hernandez were college teammates at the University of Florida. Pouncey’s twin brother, Maurkice Pouncey, is also friends with Hernandez and play for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Pouncey was reportedly approached by Massachusetts State Police just after Sunday’s game ended in Foxboro.
State police served papers ordering Pouncey to appear before a grand jury for the Hernandez case.
Sports Illustrated reported after Sunday’s game, two state police troopers in dark suits approached Pouncey in the hallway between the locker room and the Dolphins' team bus.
Not long after Hernandez was arrested and charged with a murder in June, the Pouncey brothers were seen donning “free Hernandez” baseball caps.
The subpoena is related to Hernandez' potential involvement in interstate gun trafficking which is being investigated by several agencies. The grand jury subpoena doesn't mean Pouncey is a suspect in any crime but could be used as a key witness in a case against his former college teammate.
The former Patriot tight end was arrested in June at his North Attleboro home. Hernandez is accused of murder in the death of Dorchester man, Odin Lloyd.
Hernandez is currently being held at the Bristol County Jail.