Dolphins Mike Pouncey served in Aaron Hernandez case following loss to Patriots

photo via SI
photo via SI
photo via SI

photo via SI

Remember a few months ago when Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his twin brother wore “free Hernandez” hats in support of their former college teammate, Ex-Patriot and accused murderer, Aaron Hernandez? Well now, Pouncey has an opportunity to put that support in action. The center was served on Sunday by Massachusetts State Police with a grand jury subpoena, less than an hour after the Patriots defeated the Dolphins 27-17 at Gillette Stadium.

A source with knowledge of the matter told SI.com that the subpoena is related to the investigation into Aaron Hernandez, Pouncey’s close friend and former teammate at the University of Florida. The source indicated that police are focusing in on Hernandez’s potential involvement in interstate gun trafficking, which is being investigated by several agencies in multiple states — at least Massachusetts, New York and Florida.

The extent of Pouncey’s potential involvement is undetermined, but police are focusing on multiple transactions that involve him and Hernandez. “Organizationally, we do not have a comment,” said Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene. “And Mike Pouncey does not have a comment.”

Patriots owner Robert Kraft reportedly wasn’t aware that Pouncey would be served.