Maurkice Pouncey wearing "Free Hernandez" hat

Pouncey and his twin brother, Dolphins C Mike Pouncey, are seen at a night club wearing hats with the phrase "Free Hernandez" on it, referring to collegiate teammate Aaron Hernandez, who was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

In what appears to be, judging by the reaction on social media, an ill-advised move, Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother, Dolphins C Mike Pouncey, wore hats showing support for arrested collegiate teammate Aaron Hernandez at a night club.

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No outlet is confirming whether the twins wore those hats as part of the birthday celebration thrown for the Pounceys Saturday, but with plenty of listed NFL players in attendance, this seems like something that could get out of hand fast.

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The Pounceys attended the University of Florida with Hernandez, the former Patriots tight end who was arrested for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Mike was roommates with Hernandez while they were there.

While neither have publicly come out and given their opinion whether they feel Hernandez is being wrongfully accused, it seems the hats they are wearing suggest they may be leaning in that direction.

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This is causing quite the stir within Steeler Nation, with fans on Twitter calling for disciplinary action on the team's Pro Bowl center.

That isn't likely to happen, given past comments made by safety Ryan Clark and former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall, but it won't be something the team will turn a deaf ear to, either.


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