Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey has apologized for his choice of head gear in a photo that surfaced on Sunday.
Pouncey and his twin brother Mike of the Miami Dolphins were wearing hats that said "Free Hernandez," a reference to their former University of Florida teammate Aaron Hernandez, who is in jail, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd.
"I fully recognize the seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate, and I regret that my actions appear to make light of that serious situation. I apologize to anyone who was offended by my actions," Maurkice Pouncey's statement on Twitter read.
No word yet from Maurice Pouncey regarding the hat.
Follow me on Twitter @TerryMc13
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com
MAR 07 Joel Corry
Front offices and agents of soon-to-be free agents can begin discussions this weekend.
MAR 04 Jerry Angelo
At some point, even the best partnerships in the NFL will begin to dissolve.
MAR 04 Jeff Fedotin
Amidst swirling rumors, Colts would serve as perfect team for embattled tackle.