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Mike Pouncey on 'Free Hernandez' hat: No comment

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey declined to comment Sunday on wearing a "Free Hernandez" cap in support of Aaron Hernandez, his former University of Florida teammate, a week ago.

"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."

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.

Dolphins coach Joe Philbin declined to say if he pushed Mike Pouncey to apologize for wearing the hat.

"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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