FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey was served with a grand jury subpoena in the Aaron Hernandez homicide case, Sports Illustrated's website reported Monday.
Pouncey, 24, a friend of Hernandez and teammate at the University of Florida received the subpoena from the Massachusetts State Police immediately after the Dolphins' game Sunday against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., the website said. It added the subpoena is an indication law enforcement officials regard Pouncey as a material witness in the case against Hernandez, and does not mean Pouncey has or will be charged with a crime.
Pouncey and his twin brother Maurkice, a center with the Pittsburgh Steelers, lived with Hernandez for a short time as students at Florida.
Police are focusing on alleged gun transactions that involve Pouncey and Hernandez, the website said. In September 2012 Hernandez pleaded not guilty to six charges, including first-degree murder and five weapons possession charges, and the increased scrutiny on Hernandez' gun activity could be a sign the gun charges have increased in importance.
An unidentified source quoted by Sports Illustrated said signs emerged during the murder investigation that Hernandez was involved in a large-scale, multistate gun-running operation.