Attorney announces lawsuit against Mike Pouncey, brother
Updated On: Jul 15 2014 10:10:00 PM EDT
The victims in an alleged altercation involving Miami Dolphins player Mike Pouncey and his brother, Maurkice, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, were expected to announce Tuesday evening their intentions to file a lawsuit against the brothers and others involved in a nightclub incident.
The incident, explained in detail Tuesday evening by the victims' attorney, Marwan Porter, happened as the twin brothers, who both played football at the University of Florida, were celebrating their birthday; the twin brothers will turn 25 on July 24.
Ricky Vasquez (pictured) posted multiple times to Twitter and Instagram several photos and videos of the alleged assault. In his posts, he said the Pouncey brothers hit him and a woman early Saturday morning.
"I just got jumped by 4 bouncers and the Pouncey twins at Cameo," Vasquez tweeted this past weekend. "I'm going to press charges. My face is swollen."
The pictures and videos have gotten attention across social media.
Attorneys said the victims involved in the altercation include 24-year-old Riquan James, 32-year-old Niya Pickett and 24-year-old Brentley Williams.
"Mike and Maurkice were not involved in any altercation with the accuser or anyone else that night and did nothing wrong," said the Pounceys' attorney, Jeff Ostrow, in a statement to Local 10.
"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."
A worker from the club, who wanted to remain anonymous, told Local 10 that he saw the Pounceys a few tables away from the altercation, but said they were not involved.