Reports: Fins’ Pouncey talks with grand jury

Updated: December 11, 2013, 9:17 PM ET


ESPN.com news services


Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey missed Wednesday’s practice because he was in Massachusetts to address questions from a grand jury, according to multiple reports.

Pouncey was approached by Massachusetts State Police and given a grand jury subpoena following the Dolphins’ game at New England on Oct. 27 related to former college teammate Aaron Hernandez, who remains jailed on a first-degree murder charge.

Police view Pouncey — not a suspect in the murder case — as someone who could help in the investigation.

Pouncey, who has started all but two games since 2011, is expected to return to the team in time for Sunday’s home game against the Patriots, a team source told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The Dolphins don’t have a practice scheduled for Thursday.

Mike and his twin brother, Maurkice Pouncey of the Pittsburgh Steelers, were photographed during the offseason wearing hats that read “Free Hernandez.”

While Maurkice, an All-Pro center who suffered a season-ending knee injury in Week 1, apologized for wearing the hat, Mike elected not to discuss the matter in July.

Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end, is charged with killing former associate Odin Lloyd in June. Hernandez also is being investigated for gun trafficking.

Mike Pouncey and Hernandez played together in college at Florida, where they shared an apartment.

Leave a comment

300-101   400-101   300-320   300-070   300-206   200-310   300-135   300-208   810-403   400-050   640-916   642-997   300-209   400-201   200-355   352-001   642-999   350-080   MB2-712   400-051   C2150-606   1Z0-434   1Z0-146   C2090-919   C9560-655   642-647   100-101   CQE_Exam   CSSLP