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Nope: Mike Pouncey says he doesn't need mental health evaluation

The NFL wants the Dolphins center evaluated before he plays football in 2014, but Pouncey doesn't feel that's necessary.

Nothing yet from Mike Pouncey.

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Mike Pouncey begs to differ with the NFL.

The league mandated the Miami Dolphins center undergo a mental health evaluation after he was implicated in the Richie Incognito/Jonathan Martin harassment scandal last season. The NFL wants Pouncey to get it taken care of before playing football in 2014. However, he has yet to do so and doesn't appear to be in a rush to get it done.

Pouncey fielded questions from reporters during Dolphins OTAs on Monday and he was asked what the evaluation would require.

"I have no clue, but I don't think I need that. I don't think I do," he said in the Miami Herald.

What's more, Pouncey doesn't have any regrets about the 2013 season.

"No, not at all."

Ted Wells, who was appointed by the NFL to investigate the team scandal last year, found that Richie Incognito, Pouncey and John Jerry engaged in a pattern of abuse directed at players and team staff. The league decided in the wake of Wells' findings that Pouncey should have the evaluation done before being allowed to play.

Now it's all on Pouncey's shoulders. The smart money says he should probably go through with what the league is asking.

(H/T to NFL.com for the story)