SI.com – The Massachusetts State Police served Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey with a grand jury subpoena less than an hour after the Patriots defeated the Dolphins 27-17 at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon. A source with knowledge of the matter told SI.com that the subpoena is related to the investigation into Aaron Hernandez, Pouncey’s close friend and former teammate at the University of Florida. The source indicated that 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… After the game, two members of the Massachusetts State Police in dark suits approached Pouncey in the hallway between the Dolphins locker room and the team bus and handed him a piece of white paper. “It’s about a grand jury investigation,” one official could be heard telling Pouncey. The same police official later said, “Make sure you arrive.”… Mike Pouncey and his twin brother, Maurkice, a Steelers center, were close to Hernandez and all three lived together for periods of time when they played at Florida… The only tie between the Pounceys and Hernandez that’s emerged since the arrest was the two brothers being photographed in a night club wearing “Free Hernandez” hats in mid-July.
Well played, Staties. Well played, indeed. Sure we could quibble with your timing. I think we’d all have preferred to see the colossal mindfuck of you guys busting into the Dolphins’ locker room in the middle of Joe Philbin’s pregame speech or walking right out onto the field during warm ups and serving this punk in front of 70,000 witnesses, just to get the maximum effect. But I have to admit, there’s a certain style to telling a guy he’s part of an interstate gun running investigation minutes after he and his line gave up six sacks in one half of football. And I love the “two birds with one stone” element that’s at play here. Because the Steelers come to town next Sunday, so Maurkice is basically Dead Man Walking all week waiting for the hammer to drop on him. So again, touche’. If I was a betting man, I’d take the “Over” on sacks of Ben Rapelisberger next week, no matter how high Vegas sets it. Now, how fast can I get down to Foxboro with a bunch of “FREE THE POUNCEYS” shirts? @JerryThornton1