According to Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel, Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey and his twin brother, Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey, will not be charged in connection with a July altercation that occurred inside a Florida night club during a birthday party celebration.
After the Miami Beach police completed their investigation of an alleged battery, the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney determined that there was not enough evidence to charge either of the Pouncey brothers
“This confirms that the previous claim that the brothers were involved was false and fabricated by individuals seeking notoriety and monetary gain,” said Jeff Ostrow, personal counsel to the Pounceys, according to Kelly.
The Pouncey brothers are still believed to be facing a civil lawsuit stemming from the incident as the alleged victim, Riquan James and two others, Niya Pickett and Brantley Williams have hired a personal injury attorney since the incident took place.
The Steelers and Pouncey can thankfully can now move on from the incident and move on. Pouncey was rewarded with a 6-year contract extension worth $45.4 million dollars in June of this year.