"I'm here to talk about football," Pouncey said after the Dolphins' first training-camp practice, via The Miami Herald. When asked when he plans to address the hat issue, Pouncey replied: "Once we get through football."
|Maurkice and Mike Pouncey recently were photographed wearing "Free Hernandez" hats in support of their former University of Florida teammate, Aaron Hernandez. (Twitter: @JazzyNice5)|
The third-year pro was photographed with his twin brother, Maurkice, during a birthday celebration, wearing the hats advocating for Hernandez, who currently is in jail on a murder charge.
Maurkice, who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Steelers, apologized the Monday after the photos became public.
"Any conversation I may or may not have had with Mike will stay internal," Philbin said. "I will tell you that it's important for every member of this organization -- player, coach -- to represent the Miami Dolphins in a first-class manner."
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