Authorities in Massachusetts want to question Pouncey and his friendship with Aaron Hernandez, who is facing multiple criminal charges. Pouncey has not been charged with any crimes.
“We’re obviously aware of the reports regarding Mike, and consistent with my response is it’s a non-football related matter,” Philbin said. “So I have nothing further to say.”
Philbin was questioned several times about Pouncey on Monday, but continued to stick to the script. The Dolphins' organization also refused comment when asked by ESPN.com Sunday night.
Miami (3-4) has a short week with a Thursday game against the Cincinnati Bengals (6-2). Pouncey’s legal situation has the potential to be a distraction if this continues to linger.
“Our team is focused on Cincinnati,” Philbin said. “We just had our meetings. We’re installing our game plan and we’re focused on the Bengals.”