Earlier this week, we saw two former Florida Gators – Maurkice Pouncey and Mike Pouncey – show support for their college teammate Aaron Hernandez, who has been charged with the murder of his friend Odin Lloyd in Massachusetts. As you can imagine, the gesture didn’t go over well with the public.
Today, Maurkice Pouncey apologized for his actions on Twitter:
I fully recognize the seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate, and I regret that my (cont) http://t.co/SuA4mDABiY
— Maurkice Pouncey (@MaurkicePouncey) July 15, 2013
Mike Pouncey, Maukice’s twin brother, has not yet commented.
This was probably a good move by the Pittsburgh Steelers Pro Bowl center. While Hernandez is innocent until proven guilty, it’s best for his former teammates to just stay clear of the situation and let the legal system run its course.