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Miami's Pouncey gets subpoena just after game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Dolphins C Mike Pouncey was served a grand jury subpoena Sunday at Gillette Stadium after Miami's game against the Patriots, Sports Illustrated reported on its website.

According to si.com, the subpoena, from Massachusetts State Police, is related to the investigation of former Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez, Pouncey's friend and former teammate at the University of Florida, regarding Hernandez's potential involvement in interstate gun trafficking. Authorities in Massachusetts, New York and Florida were investigating the matter.

Hernandez is awaiting trial in Massachusetts in connection with a man's shooting death this summer.

"Organizationally, we do not have a comment," Dolphins spokesman Harvey Greene said. "And Mike Pouncey does not have a comment."

Bryant's sideline antics intriguing

ARLINGTON, Texas — Though his team led by six in the third quarter, Cowboys WR Dez Bryant didn't look happy. He flapped his arms and screamed at QB Tony Romo on the sideline, then later was spotted in a shouting match with TE Jason Witten. After Dallas lost, Bryant insisted his histrionics were a result of his positive passion. "People who have a problem with me are the people that don't understand what is going on," he said.

Missed call: ESPN reported that the NFL admitted it missed a call last week when the Jets had one player push a teammate in the back on a field-goal attempt — the very same rule that was called for the first time when the Patriots did it. The penalty against New England gave New York a second chance to kick a winning field goal in overtime, which Nick Folk made.

BENGALS: LB Rey Maualuga was taken off the field on a cart in the first half after hurting his left knee and apparently suffering a concussion while trying to make a tackle. Coach Marvin Lewis said Maualuga wasn't seriously injured.

Dolphins: WR Brandon Gibson left with a left knee injury that might end his season, NFL Network reported.

LIONS: The team overcame four turnovers without forcing one, the first club to do that and win since New England did it against Miami in 2007, according to STATS.

RAIDERS: Defensive coordinator Jason Tarver made an obscene gesture at officials in Sunday's game against Pittsburgh, profootballtalk.com reported. The website reported that Tarver made the gesture after a personal foul call against Oakland cornerback and former USF standout Mike Jenkins.

REDSKINS: At least two executive vice presidents will meet Wednesday with Oneida Nation members regarding the controversy over the team's name, profootballtalk.com reported.

STEELERS: Three offensive linemen left injured: RG David DeCastro (right ankle), LG Ramon Foster (concussion), backup LG Guy Whimper (left knee).

Times wires

Thursday

Cincinnati at Miami, 8:25

Sunday, Nov. 3

Minnesota at Dallas, 1

Tennessee at St. Louis, 1

Atlanta at Carolina, 1

New Orleans at N.Y. Jets, 1

Kansas City at Buffalo, 1

San Diego at Washington, 1

Philadelphia at Oakland, 4

Tampa Bay at Seattle, 4

Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:25

Pittsburgh at New England, 4:25

Indianapolis at Houston, 8:30

Open: Arizona, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, N.Y. Giants, San Francisco

Monday, Nov. 4

Chicago at Green Bay, 8:40

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