Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, who was Aaron Hernandez’s teammate at Florida, was served with a grand jury subpoena on Sunday after the New England Patriots defeated his Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
According to Sports Illustrated, “the subpoena is related to the investigation into Aaron Hernandez,” and “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.”
A grand jury subpoena does not mean Pouncey, 24, has been or will be charged with a crime. Rather, law enforcement officials regard him as a material witness who could advance their case against Hernandez. Dolphins officials indicated that Pouncey would be traveling back home with the team Sunday night.
Pouncey has a twin brother, Maurkice, who is a center for the Pittsburgh Steelers who had season-ending surgery, and both of them donned “Free Hernandez” hats earlier in the year.
Hernandez is accused of first-degree murder of Odin Lloyd and is being held in jail without bail.