While in Massechusets on Sunday for the Dolphins matchup with the Patrtiots, Miami center Mike Pouncey was given a gran jury subpoena by state police, according to SI.com.
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.
The extent of Pouncey’s potential involvement is undetermined, but police are focusing on multiple transactions that involve him and Hernandez. “Organizationally, we do not have a comment,” said Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene. “And Mike Pouncey does not have a comment.”
The good news for Pouncey is this doesn’t mean he’ll be charged with a crime.
A grand jury subpoena does not mean Pouncey, 24, has been or will be charged with a crime. Rather, law enforcement officials regard him as a material witness who could advance their case against Hernandez. Dolphins officials indicated Pouncey would be traveling back home with the team Sunday night.
Massechusets State Police approached Pouncey in the hallway that led to the Dolphisn team bus.
“It’s about a grand jury investigation,” one official could be heard telling Pouncey. The same police official later said, “Make sure you arrive.”
Pouncey was confused about what was going on.
He asked, ” What’s this about?”
Pouncey will certainly find out what the state police want with him when he arrives in court.