• Detectives say no decision today on Pouncey investigation


    MIAMI - Miami Beach Police detectives met with state prosecutors Friday afternoon to discuss whether or not they will file charges in the case involving a lawsuit filed against Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey.

    Channel 11’s Rick Earle reported prosecutors will now review the evidence and determine if any charges will be filed against Maurkice and/or his brother, Mike, Pouncey.

    “Miami Beach Police detectives met with Asst. Division Chief Shaw of the State Attorney’s Office and presented the facts of the case. The SAO will be reviewing the facts of the case along with statements and evidence provided to them by MBPD detectives. There will be no decision made today on whether charges will be filed,” said Miami Police Public Information Officer Vivian Thayer.

    The Pouncey brothers have said they were not involved in the alleged altercation inside a Miami nightclub last month that left three people injured.

    However, on July 25, those three people -- Ricquan James, Niya Pickett and Brentley Williams -- filed a lawsuit against the Pounceys.

    The lawsuit, filed in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, seeks more than $15,000 in damages.

    According to the lawsuit, the Pounceys harassed James with homophobic remarks and physically attacked him July 12. 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.


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