MIAMI - Channel 11 News has been following each development since accusations were made Saturday morning that the Pouncey brothers were involved in an altercation at a Miami nightclub.
The initial police report did not name Maurkice or Mike Pouncey, but on Tuesday, the three people who claim they were the victims announced an intention to file a lawsuit.
Channel 11 News has learned the Pounceys will be vigorously fighting back.
Riquan James, known in social media as Ricky Vasquez, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams were all present with their attorney as they announced their intentions to keep pursuing the matter.
They claim they have witnesses that will show the Pounceys were involved in the fight.
They said they want the Pounceys to be held accountable for the assault.
“It will include claims for intentional infliction of emotional stress. This has been very traumatic for my clients and things of that nature,” said attorney Marwan Porter.
The Pounceys’ attorney, Jeff Ostro, released a statement Tuesday night, as well.
“Mike and Maurkice were not involved in any altercation with the accuser or anyone else that night and did nothing wrong. 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.”
Again, the lawsuit has not been filed yet. No criminal charges have been filed in the matter, either.
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