A popular South Florida blogger has accused Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his twin brother Maurkice of assault at Cameo Nightclub on South Beach. NBC 6's Gilma Avalos reports.
A popular South Florida social media user is accusing two professional football players of assault at a Miami Beach nightclub.
Ricky Vasquez made several posts on Twitter and Instagram, alleging that Dolphins center Mike Pouncey and his brother Maurkice, center for the Pittsburgh Steelers, attacked him and a female friend at Cameo Nightclub early Saturday morning.
“I just got jumped by 4 bouncers and the Pouncey Twins at Cameo,” Vasquez posted on Twitter. “I'm going to press charges. My face is swollen.”
The Pouncey brothers were at Cameo celebrating their 25th birthday Friday night, according to an online flyer from the night club.
Vasquez said in a phone interview with NBC 6 that the Pouncey brothers started taunting him in the VIP section.
"From there, somebody grabbed me and I got hit," Vasquez said. "Somebody lifted me up and dragged me out of the club. I was being beat up, I was getting punched and kicked. A bottle hit me."
In his posts on social media, Vasquez said he was punched and has a chipped tooth, as well as a cut that required 10 stitches. He claimed that the Pouncey brothers also used anti-gay slurs.
Miami Beach Police confirmed to NBC 6 that police were called to Cameo around 4:20 a.m. Saturday in response to an altercation inside the nightclub.
"At this time we have not confirmed or identified the Pouncey brothers as being involved," Miami Beach Police Spokesperson Vivian Thayer said in a statement. "A report has been made by the alleged victim."
Thayer says the situation is under investigation. Vasquez said he plans to hire an attorney.
A message left with the Miami Dolphins and Cameo Nightcl seeking comment was not immediately returned.
Stay tuned to NBC 6 and NBC6.com for updates.