by Aaron Wilson
July 16, 02014
The Pouncey twins are facing a potential lawsuit stemming from an alleged nightclub assault in Miami Beach against a Miami man named Riquan James.
James, who has yet to file a police report, is planning to file a lawsuit against Mike and Maurkice Pouncey.
“We need them to come forward and speak to investigators,” Sgt. Bobby Hernandez told The Miami Herald. "We’ve been anxiously awaiting that since they made the allegations on Saturday.”
Jeff Ostrow, the lawyer for the NFL players issued a statement to the newspaper: “Mike and Maurkice were not involved in any altercation with the accuser or anyone else that night and did nothing wrong. It appears that the accuser is an opportunist seeking attention and possible financial gain. Any attempt by the accuser or anyone else to bring an action against them based upon these false allegations will be vigorously defended. If the accuser continues to perpetuate these lies, we will bring an action against him.”
James has hired a lawyer, Marwan Porter.
“This kind of conduct cannot be tolerated,” Porter said. “These are big men. They cannot conduct themselves in this manner. They think they can get a free pass.”
According to James, who said he was invited to the Pouncey's birthday party by former Dolphins offensive lineman Bryant McKinnie, says he was shoved and hit by the Pouncey brothers.
“I heard a series of slurs from the Pouncey brothers, referring to me as less than a man, a f-----, a b----,” said James. “I assume me asking them not to touch me rubbed them the wrong way.
“Then someone turned me around, and one of the Pouncey brothers hit me in the face. A gang of guys hit me. To protect myself from being really injured, I crawled up into a fetal position, until I got thrown out [of the club].”
The injuries James sustained include facial injuries and a chipped tooth.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun