Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was served a grand jury subpoena by Massachusetts State Police following his team’s 27-17 loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday.
Sports Illustrated reported the story and has a photo of Pouncey getting served inside Gillette Stadium after the game. The subpoena is believed to be related to the Aaron Hernandez case. SI says Dolphins officials were surprised by the subpoena and that not even Patriots owner Bob Kraft was aware of the police’s plans to serve Pouncey.
A grand jury has been meeting to gather more evidence related to Hernandez’s alleged crimes for potential prosecution. They reportedly were pushing for Hernandez to be charged for a 2012 drive-by shooting that left two dead. The former New England Patriots tight end was formally indicted by the grand jury in August for the murder of Lloyd.
Being subpoened by the grand jury does not mean Pouncey has done anything wrong nor that he will be charged with any crimes. He likely will be asked to contribute to the investigation of Hernandez. More specifically, SI says he may be asked about potential gun trafficking by Hernandez. SI reports that Hernandez is being investigated for potential interstate gun trafficking by at least three states — Massachusetts, Florida and New York.
Pouncey and his twin brother Maurkice were teammates and close friends of Hernandez at the University of Florida. In July, the brothers expressed their support of Hernandez by wearing “Free Hernandez” hats. Maurkice later apologized for wearing the hat, but Mike did not.