1 » Celebrating their birthday 11 days early at a club in Miami, FL, on Saturday night, former Florida Gators centers Maurkice and Mike Pouncey both wore an item of clothing that garnered some major media attention on Saturday. The Pouncey brothers (pictured below) sported “Free Hernandez” hats in the club, showing their support for former teammate Aaron Hernandez, who is currently jailed in Massachusetts facing six charges including first-degree murder. Reaction to the hats, first discovered by Deadspin.com, has understandably included plenty of criticism for the Pounceys. While the brothers are close friends of Hernandez (Mike an ex-roommate), they are also public figures and (by proxy of being NFL players and first-round draft selections) role models for children. Asking for freedom for a man accused of murder, especially considering the circumstantial evidence against him (at this early stage) is strong, is not necessarily the smartest decision these soon-to-be 24-year-olds could have made. In a related note, the Pounceys along with numerous other former Gators spent a good portion of their weekend in Gainesville, FL, working out with current Florida players.
Another pic of Mike Pouncey with 'Free Hernandez' hat on (one on right is not Maurkice) pic.twitter.com/cBCt6ZPO10
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