Miami Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his twin brother Maurkice Pouncey, center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, were asked by CBS4 in Miami today about a player who quits on his team, clearly referring to wide receiver Mike Wallace, who reportedly took himself out of the Dolphins' season finale late in the first half. Both Pounceys have played with Wallace, who spent the 2009 to 2012 seasons with the Steelers before playing the last two years in Miami, and they did not pull any punches.
Maurkice answered first, calling Wallace a "coward" saying he never wants a guy "like that on my team." Mike was then asked about why no one on the Dolphins seemed to say anything about Wallace at the time of the incident. He replied that, at the time, you do not want a distraction during the season. Now, however, he thinks getting rid of some of the guys on the roster was the "right move for everybody" and he is "glad that they moved on from that."
The brothers also seems to end any of the debate on whether or not Wallace quit, not sticking up for Wallace, but saying that a team "takes 11, not 10."
Wallace was traded last week to the Minnesota Vikings. CBS4 shared the video you can see above on their website here.