Report: Dolphins’ Mike Pouncey served grand jury subpoena in connection to Aaron Hernandez case
|10.27.13 at 8:31 pm ET|
The Massachusetts State Police served Dolphins center Mike Pouncey with a grand jury subpoena after Sunday’s game against the Patriots, according to Sports Illustrated. The report says the subpoena is connected to the investigation of Aaron Hernandez, whom Pouncey has been friends with since they were teammates at the University of Florida.
Agencies from multiple states are looking into Hernandez’ involvement in interstate gun trafficking, according to the report. The extent of Pouncey’s involvement is unknown, but the report says police are focusing on multiple transactions between him and Hernandez.
According to the report, two state police officers handed Pouncey the subpoena in the hallway between the visitors locker room and the team bus less than an hour after Sunday’s game. A Dolphins spokesman said the organization had no comment, while a Patriots official told SI that owner Robert Kraft was not made aware that police would be serving Pouncey a subpoena.
Hernandez was indicted by a grand jury in September and pled not guilty to six charges, including first-degree murder.
Pouncey’s twin brother, Maurkice, plays for the Steelers and also roomed with Hernandez at Florida. SI reports that a Steelers spokesman declined to answer any questions about whether Maurkice has been contacted by police.