It’s become increasingly important for professional athletes to be stylish. Every postgame press conference has become a chance to showcase the latest trends. Just last week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick received all kinds of heat for wearing a Miami Dolphins hat. That’s small potatoes compared to what the Pouncey twins did this weekend.
Maurkice and Mike Pouncey, who both play in the NFL and were college teammates with Aaron Hernandez, decided it would be a good idea to be photographed wearing “Free Hernandez” hats.
It wasn’t a good idea.
As of Monday morning, the former New England Patriots tight end was still in jail despite the diligent legal appeals put forth by the Pouncey brothers. Perhaps a T-shirt campaigning for his release would be more effective.