The instant he became a Pittsburgh Steeler, Maurkice Pouncey kissed his identical twin brother Michael on the lips.
He did not mean to do this. It was late on the first evening of last April’s NFL draft when the Steelers called and there was so much happiness in the room down in Lakeland, Fla. Maurkice hugged his mother, Lisa Webster, then turned to embrace Michael. As he did he either tried to say something to his brother or kiss him on the cheek.
Neither can remember. They were smiling. They were laughing. Then suddenly, their lips touched.
Oh, how they touched.
Now, a year later, the twins are trying to get over the draft-night miscommunication that caused comedian Kevin Hart to make fun of them in a restaurant, and one of their coaches to put a screencap of it on a big projector screen during a Steelers' team meeting. As they told ESPN's Chris McKendry, it's something that happened (by accident), and they'll just have to deal with it.
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