Another day, another twist and turn about the helmet controversy of the Pittsburgh Steelers. First we have offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva choosing to cover up Antwon Rose’s name on the back of his helmet and replace it with the name of war hero Alwyn Cashe.
From the post, Pouncey says “I was given limited information on the situation regarding Antwon, and I was unaware of the whole story surrounding his death and what transpired during the trial following the tragedy.” Pouncey goes on to say that he should have gone more research and from now on he will make his own choice as to what to wear on the back of his helmet.
A response like this isn’t surprising. For the most part, people get their information from social media which is almost never the full picture. I’m glad to see that Pouncey looked further into the situation and moving forward will make his own decision about who he wants to represent with their name on the back of his helmet.