Miami's Mike Pouncey, who is among the best centers in the NFL, has been served a grand jury subpoena, according to Pete Thamel and Greg Bedard of SI.
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Pouncey was served the subpoena shortly after Miami's loss to the Patriots in New England.
The subpoena is related to the high profile Aaron Hernandez criminal case, and, more specifically, Hernandez's involvement in interstate gun trafficking. The SI report goes on to say that the subpoena doesn't mean Pouncey is being charged with a crime, but police are focusing on "multiple transactions that involve him and Hernandez."
It would be very premature to assume Pouncey is guilty of any wrongdoing. He and his brother Maurkice were good friends with Hernandez at the University of Florida and were "credited with keeping Hernandez out of trouble" while there, but this is definitely not good news for a Dolphin team on a four game skid that may have also lost receiver Brandon Gibson for the season.
There is no way of knowing what, if anything, will actually happen to Pouncey. Let's hope that he wasn't at all involved in any of Hernandez's criminal activity.
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