July 21, 2010

Brother, coach defend Pouncey amid allegation

HOOVER, Ala. -- Former Florida offensive lineman Maurkice Pouncey said he didn't take any money from an agent last season. His coach believes him.

"I went to Maurkice," Urban Meyer said Wednesday during SEC Media Days. "He said that didn't happen. I certainly didn't investigate. We have people that do that.
I have not been this concerned. I don't like our pictures going across the ticker and everything else. If something happened, he should be punished severely. If it didn't happen, then that's nonsense. Everything I hear, I heard his denial today, and we stand by Maurkice Pouncey."

Pouncey has denied accusations, first reported by ESPN.com earlier this week, that he took $100,000 from a representative of an agent after the Gators' SEC Championship loss to Alabama in early December but before their season-ending win over Cincinnati in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 1.

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