Dolphins’ Pouncey expresses sympathy over loss of ‘friend’ Hernandez

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is drawing criticism after honoring Aaron Hernandez following his suicide this morning.

Pouncey used Instagram to post a picture of a smiling Hernandez along with words of mourning over his former teammate at the University of Florida.

“To my friend my brother!,” Pouncey wrote on the post. “Through thick and thin right or wrong we never left each other’s side. Today my heart hurts as I got the worse news I could have imagined. It was just a day ago we shared our last convo. I will forever miss you and love you bro. we will meet again rest easy!”

The post drew instant criticism with many reminding Pouncey that Hernandez was a convicted murderer who was spending the rest of his life in prison.

One person commented, “Friend or no friend that man was a murder… Rip but ain’t no heart break about somebody who kills.”

Another wrote, “He deserves no sympathy. He killed a man in cold blood, planned out mind you, and chose to take the cowards way out instead of serving the sentence he’s been handed.”

Pouncey and Hernandez were teammates at Florida from 2007-2010, where they won a national championship in 2009.

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Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez cries as he is acquitted in double murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez wept quietly in court Friday after a jury acquitted him of a double slaying in Boston.

The jury announced its verdict Friday in the 2012 killings of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado.

Prosecutors said the killings were fueled by Hernandez’s anger over a spilled drink at a nightclub. They said Hernandez opened fire on the men’s car because he felt disrespected when one of them bumped into him and spilled his drink.

Hernandez denied killing the men.

Hernandez is already serving life in prison in the death of a man who was dating his fiancee’s sister.
 

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Dolphins release DE Jordan, third-overall pick in ’13 NFL Draft

One of the biggest draft busts in Miami Dolphins history is now an ex-Dolphin.

The team released defensive end Dion Jordan after failing a physical Friday, nearly four years after they selected him with the third overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Jordan’s entire Dolphins career has been filled with suspensions and injuries.

The former Oregon All-American was suspended for parts of the 2014 season and the entire 2015 season due to violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.

In 2016, Jordan was sidelined with a knee injury and never made it on the field.

All in all, Jordan played a total of 26 games and made one start in four seasons with the Dolphins.

 

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Former ‘Cane, NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin accused of rape at Fort Lauderdale hotel

Former Miami Hurricanes wide receiver and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is under investigation by Fort Lauderdale police after a woman claimed that Irvin raped her at the W hotel, TMZ Sports first reported.

Fort Lauderdale police confirmed Wednesday that they are investigating the current NFL Network analyst for a sexual battery incident reported March 22 at the hotel in the 400 block of North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard.

They did not release any other details about the incident.

TMZ Sports reported that a 27-year-old woman went to Irvin’s hotel room early that morning after joining him at a bar and began to feel sick in the hotel room.

The woman said she only remembers fighting off Irvin and believes that she was drugged and raped, TMZ Sports said.

According to the gossip site, the woman left in an Uber after she woke up and called 911.

The site reported that the woman texted Irvin, asking him if they had sex. She claimed he told her that he would never do something to hurt her.

Irvin’s attorney told Local 10 News reporter Sanela Sabovic that his client was blindsided by the allegations, had known the woman for years and believes this is all about money.

“Michael was blindsided yesterday by these allegations,” attorney Larry Friedman said. “We actually heard about it first from the press. He was shocked and surprised, and he unequivocally denies the allegations that we know of that were made by this young lady.”

According to the website, Irvin claimed that the woman followed him to his hotel room and was inside for only about 15 minutes.

“First, he was never alone with this young lady,” Friedman said. “She was in a group of people that was around Michael at a club in Fort Lauderdale, and then later, with other people that followed Michael back to his room. But he was never alone with this woman, and he never, ever sexually assaulted her.”

TMZ reported that the woman, who is a cosmetologist, texted Irvin a day after the incident, saying: “Come for a facial when you get back to Fort Lauderdale.”

Friedman said his client plans on fighting the accusations.

“We’re not running from these allegations. We’re charging toward them,” Friedman said.

Friedman said he and his client flew to Fort Lauderdale to speak with detectives. This is the third time Irvin has been accused of sexual assault, although he’s never been charged. 

TMZ Sports reported that Irvin was initially in Fort Lauderdale to attend his 90-year-old aunt’s birthday party and his nieces and nephews’ track meet.

Irvin was a member of Miami’s 1987 national championship team and went on to win three Super Bowls while playing for the Dallas Cowboys. Irvin was a five-time Pro Bowl player who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2007.

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Former Cane, NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin accused of rape at Fort Lauderdale hotel

Former Miami Hurricane’s wide receiver and NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin is under investigation by Fort Lauderdale police after a woman claimed that Irvin raped her at the W hotel, TMZ Sports reported.

Fort Lauderdale police confirmed Wednesday that they are investigating the current NFL Network analyst for a sexual battery incident reported March 22 at the hotel in the 400 block of North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard.

They did not release any other details about the incident.

TMZ Sports reported that a 27-year-old woman went to Irvin’s hotel room early that morning after joining him at a bar and began to feel sick in the hotel room.

The woman said she only remembers fighting off Irvin and believes that she was drugged and raped, TMZ Sports said.

According to the gossip site, the woman left in an Uber after she woke up and called 911.

The site reported that the woman texted Irvin, asking him if they had sex. She claimed he told her that he would never do something to hurt her.

According to the website, Irvin claimed that the woman followed him to his hotel room and was inside for only about 15 minutes. He claimed that there was no sexual contact and another man was present the entire time, TMZ Sports said.

TMZ reported that the woman, who is a cosmetologist, texted Irvin a day after the incident, saying: “Come for a facial when you get back to Fort Lauderdale.”

Irvin’s attorney, Larry Friedman, told TMZ Sports that the allegations against his client are false and Irvin was in Fort Lauderdale to attend his 90-year-old aunt’s birthday party and his nieces and nephews’ track meet.

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