Just an hour after losing to the New England Patriots, Dolphins center Mike Pouncy was served with a subpoena in the Aaron Hernandez case. The two were teammates at the University of Florida and remained good friends. Pouncy had earlier courted controversy by wearing a hat with the words "Free Hernandez" while his friend and fellow Gator awaits trial on murder charges.
As Pouncey was making his way from the visitors' locker room at Gillette Stadium to the Dolphins' team bus, two members of the Massachusetts State Police approached him and handed him the subpoena.
The source indicated that police are focusing in on Hernandez's potential involvement in interstate gun trafficking, which is being investigated by several agencies in multiple states -- at least Massachusetts, New York, and Florida.
The extent of Pouncey's potential involvement is undetermined, but police are focusing on multiple transactions that involve him and Hernandez. "Organizationally, we do not have a comment," said Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene. "And Mike Pouncey does not have a comment."
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Pouncey, however, is not being investigated as a suspect. Investigators are treating him as a witness and are hoping to get information to build their case against Hernandez.
The Patriots told Sports Illustrated that they were not aware that police planned to serve Pouncey with the papers after the game.