MIAMI (CBSMiami) – There’s good news and bad news for the Pouncey brothers who were involved in a scuffle during a birthday party at Cameo nightclub earlier this year.
An attorney for the victims of the July 12th incident said Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey will be charged with misdemeanor battery. His brother Mike, who plays for the Miami Dolphins, will likely not face any charges.
The brothers, along with club, are also named in a lawsuit filed by attorney Marwan Porter on behalf of Ricquan James, Brently Williams and Niya Pickett. They are demanding $15,000 in damages.
The Pouncey twins were celebrating their birthday at the club when they reportedly pushed and punched James.
The suit states, “James was addressed with derogatory and homophobic remarks and anti-gay slurs by the defendants, security detail and entourage.”
When James asked them to stop pushing and shoving him, they reportedly punched him in the face and kicked him repeatedly after he had fallen to the floor and “was laying in a fetal position.”
When Pickett tried to intervene, the suit claims, “Maurkice grabbed her, punched her in the face and knocked her unconscious.”
James and Pickett suffered “blunt force trauma to the head, neck, chest and back and had multiple contusions and bruises over a great extent of their bodies. James further suffered broken teeth and Pickett suffered from an injury to one of her eyes, which is affecting her sight,” according to the lawsuit.
“Williams suffered contusions and bruises over the great extent of her body and a laceration to her leg which requited several stitches,” said the suit.
The Pouncey brothers maintain they had nothing to do with the fight. Maurkice Pouncey could formally be charged as early as Friday.