Pouncey apologizes after picture surfaces of him wearing ‘Free Hernandez' hat



Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey apologized Monday after photographs leaked over the weekend showing him and his twin brother wearing “Free Hernandez” hats at a Miami nightclub.

Maurkice and Mike Pouncey were teammates of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at the University of Florida. Hernandez is charged with the first-degree murder of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

Pouncey sent out the following Tweet Monday morning regarding the situation, “I fully recognize the seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate, and I regret that my actions appear to make light of that serious situation. I apologize to anyone who was offended by my actions.”

According to Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE, a Steelers spokesman said the organization has no comment about the photos.