Associated Press
By SI Wire
July 25, 2014

NFL players Maurkice and Mike Pouncey have been sued by the victims of an incident that allegedly occurred in the early morning of July 12 at a Miami night club.

The Pounceys and Cameo Management, LLC, are named as defendants in the lawsuit. The Pounceys were holding their birthday party at Cameo when the alleged incident took place. 

The lawsuit says that the Pounceys and their security guards uttered homophobic remarks at a man and assaulted him. Maurkice is alleged to have punched a woman in the face and knocked her unconscious.

The Pouncey brothers were not named in the incident report and a source told Pro Football Talk on July 12 that "preliminary" evidence indicated they were not involved in the alleged altercation.

The Pouncer brothers' attorney, Jeff Ostrow, has denied the allegations.

“Mike and Maurkice were not involved in any altercation with the accuser or anyone else that night and did nothing wrong,” Ostrow said in a statement released to the Miami Herald on July 16. “It appears that the accuser is an opportunist seeking attention and possible financial gain. Any attempt by the accuser or anyone else to bring an action against them based upon these false allegations will be vigorously defended. If the accuser continues to perpetuate these lies, we will bring an action against him.”

Maurkice, 25, is a two-time All-Pro center who has played four seasons for the Steelers. He played in only one game last season after suffering a knee injury,

Mike, 25, has played three seasons for the Dolphins but is expected to miss part of this season after undergoing hip surgery in the offseason.

Both players attended the University of Florida and were first-round draft picks.

- Chris Johnson 

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