Dolphins' Pouncey says he's not distracted by grand jury

Dolphins center was subpoenaed before Massachusetts grand jury in Hernandez murder case Aaron Wilson

Print This December 13, 2013, 07:26 PM EST

Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was back at practice Friday after being subpoenaed before a Massachusetts grand jury to discuss the Aaron Hernandez murder case.

A former New England Patriots tight end, Hernandez is a former college teammate of Hernandez's at the University of Florida. Hernandez is in jail on a first-degree murder charge stemming from the killing of Odin Lloyd.

Pouncey said missing practice time won't shake his focus for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

"It wasn't a distraction at all," Pouncey said. "We're all professional football players. It's something that I had to go handle. I'm here with my football team, so I'm happy."

Pouncey recently missed two games due to a stomach illness.

"It hasn't affected my play on the field at all, so I guess that's kept me sane," Pouncey said. "The guys in the locker room have been phenomenal just getting me through this year."

Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider

Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

NFP's Introduction to Scouting Class is now registering for our Winter sessions! Save $200 if you register before December 1st! REGISTER NOW!

Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.

NFP Inside Content. All Season.