Pouncey Says He Didn't Know Enough About Antwon Rose, Will Decide What Goes On The Back Of His Helmet

The Steelers Center says he continues to support police and is against racism
Steelers Center Maurkice Pouncey
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Steelers Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey is seemingly regretting having Antwon Rose Jr.'s name on the back of his helmet on Monday night.

In an Instagram post, Pouncey said that he knew little about the situation.

"I was given limited information the situation regarding Antwon, and I was aware of the who store surrounding his death and what transpired during the trail following the tragedy. I should have done more research to fully understand what occurred in its entirety.

Pouncey and his brother have worked with police in their home state of Florida and in Pittsburgh. Maurkice has provided Pittsburgh Police tickets to games in the past to take at risk youth Tin city neighborhoods to games has has put on tailgate parties at Stage AE.

The Team Pouncey Foundation works to help at risk youth to "promote future success."

"I don't always feel the need to highlight what I do with the police departments, but I also want to make sure they understand I inadvertently supported a cause of which I did not fully comprehend the entire background of the case," said Pouncey.

In the future Pouncey says he will decide what he puts on the back of his helmet.

"Make no mistake, I am against racism and I believe the best thing I can do is to continue helping repair relationships between the police and their communities."

"My focus will continue to be on helping the police in our communities, and I will support making any necessary changes to help those efforts," Pouncey concluded.