Dolphins’ Mike Pouncey ‘Really Feels Bad’ For Eagles’ Riley Cooper


Say what you want, but former Florida Gators seem to stick together.

After showing support for Aaron Hernandez via a hat, Dolphins stud lineman Mike Pouncey has again reached out to show support for a former Gator.

Pouncey told Around The League that he really feels bad for his former Gators teammate.

“I spent three years in college with him. I feel bad for him. That’s not Riley Cooper,” Pouncey told’s Jeff Darlington on Friday. “I know him. I know his family. I wasn’t offended by it because I know him. It’s just an ugly situation, and I really feel bad for him. I’ll reach out to him eventually — but I want things to die down. I don’t want to be one of those guys trying to give him advice.”

After his Free Hernandez fiasco, Pouncey can somewhat understand what Riley is going through.

“I know what he’s going through right now. … One mistake can really hurt,” Pouncey explained. “I know he’s disgusted with himself — and I just hope he gets through it. It feels like the lowest point of your career. You’re thinking, ‘I can’t believe I’m that guy who made that mistake.’ You don’t want to be that guy.”