Written by Matthew Cannata
The alleged assault on supposedly three innocent people this past weekend won’t go away. Even after the Miami Police Department said that Pouncey wasn’t involved and even after neither of the Pouncey brothers were listed on the incident report, the two supposed victims continue to claim they were attacked by them and are now filing a lawsuit against them.
Riquan James, who was invited to the party by former Dolphins left tackle Bryant McKinnie and one of the supposed victims, is telling anyone who will listen that Mike and Maurkice Pouncey pummeled him early Saturday morning but he, nor the other supposed victims, have spoken to the Miami Beach Police Department.
On Tuesday, James’ attorney called a news conference to announce a lawsuit against the brothers. Yes, they even hired a publicist to help them garner attention. The police department said they cannot move forward due to the fact that none of the supposed victims have come forward to talk to them.
“We need them to come forward and speak to investigators,” said Sgt. Bobby Hernandez, a Miami Beach police spokesman. “We’ve been anxiously awaiting that since they made the allegations on Saturday.”
Pouncey’s attorney said that the allegations are false and their legal team are calling the accusations a bunch of lies.
“Mike and Maurkice were not involved in any altercation with the accuser or anyone else that night and did nothing wrong,” Ostrow wrote. “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.”
In my opinion, this is a money grab and I do not believe these three people. They see a big name target, believe they can throw together a story and the lawsuit is the next step in their plan. Now, they hope that the Pounceys will settle with them so the story goes away and they get a free pay day. Nothing seems to add up here and the fact that they are refusing to speak with the police makes it more suspicious.
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