When news first surfaced Monday that Maurkice Pouncey had allegedly received $100,000 from a player agent’s “runner”, it was reported that the Pouncey family would be issuing a statement denying the allegation the next day.
Tuesday came and went without a denial, although that was attributed to Pouncey wanting to wait until his former head coach Urban Meyer spoke at Wednesday’s SEC Media Days.
Now, apparently, that strategy has changed.
In a press release sent exclusively to the Gainesville Sun, Pouncey has adamantly denied being the recipient of illegal benefits from an agent or anyone associated with an agent.
“I did not accept $100,000, it is an absolutely ridiculous claim,” Pouncey said in a very brief denial.
“I have completely cooperated with the investigation and answered any and all questions put to me.”
Unless it’s proven that this situation involves Maurkice Pouncey’s twin brother Mike, a senior Gator offensive lineman, whether Maurkice Pouncey accepted benefits or not will have little impact on the program, other than possibly having to vacate the Sugar Bowl win over Cincinnati.