Report: Steelers to talk to Maurkice Pouncey about "Free Hernandez" hat

Sunday July 14th, 2013

Maurkice Pouncey wore a hat in support of college teammate Aaron Hernandez. (George Gojkovich/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and brother Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey were seen recently wearing a hat that said "Free Hernandez," and the Steelers plan on talking their center about it, reports

The photos began circulating on the Internet Sunday morning.

The brothers played with former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at the University of Florida and were with Hernandez at a nightclub in 2007 on the night of a shooting that left two men wounded.

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Hernandez is charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd and is being held in a Massachusetts jail. He was denied bailed and pleaded not guilty to the charges, which also include five weapons charges.

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The Steelers are not commenting on the photos, but according to a source they plan to talk to Maurkice Pouncey about the photos. A source close to Mike Pouncey expects the Dolphins to have a similar talk with the team's starting center.
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