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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey has a history with accused murderer Aaron Hernandez dating back to their time at the University of Florida. But Pouncey took things a step further in a photo that’s been making the rounds on the Internet over the weekend.

Pouncey, and his brother Maurkice, were photographed wearing hats that said “Free Hernandez.” Aaron Hernandez is currently in jail while awaiting trial for first-degree murder in Connecticut over the death of Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez was released by the New England Patriots shortly after his arrest and a little more than a year after signing a multi-year contract extension with millions in guaranteed money.

The Pouncey’s were with Hernandez in 2007 the night of a shooting at a nightclub in Gainesville. Hernandez was questioned in that shooting, but eventually released from custody.

According to, the Dolphins plan to talk to Mike Pouncey about the hat and the photos. The Pittsburgh Steelers also plan to talk to Maurkice about the incident.


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