Updated:LATROBE, Pa. —
During the first full day of Steelers Training Camp on Saturday in Latrobe, Maurkice Pouncey addressed allegations made against him and his twin brother, Mike Pouncey.
The allegations stem from an alleged altercation at a Miami nightclub on July 12.
Ricquan James, known in social media as Ricky Vasquez, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams are seeking more than $15,000 in damages in a lawsuit filed on Friday.
According to the lawsuit, the Pounceys harassed James with homophobic remarks and physically attacked him. The lawsuit says Pickett was beaten when she tried to intervene, and Williams was injured when the Pounceys threw James and Pickett out of the club.
“Every time I’ve ever made a mistake in my NFL career I’ve admitted to it. For something like this to happen and have no total involvement is upsetting, and hurtful to me and you know it's on my mind like crazy,” said Maurkice Pouncey.
No charges have been filed.
The Pounceys' attorney, Jeffrey Ostrow, has said the brothers were not involved in any altercation.
Ostrow said the Pounceys’ will file a counterclaim for malicious prosecution and defamation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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