Steelers’ Pouncey apologizes for support of Hernandez

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PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro center Maurkice Pouncey has apologized for wearing a baseball cap supporting former college teammate Aaron Hernandez.

Pouncey and his twin brother Mike, a center for the Miami Dolphins, were photographed wearing hats that read “Free Hernandez” during their co-birthday party in Miami on Saturday night.

Hernandez, who has plead not guilty to murder charges, played at the University of Florida with the Pounceys from 2007-09.

Maurkice Pouncey posted on his Twitter account Monday he understands the “seriousness of the situation involving my former teammate.” Pouncey apologized if he offended anyone.

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