New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather shot two men during an incident Feb. 27 in Apopka, Florida, alleges their attorney, John Morgan, in a report published on Deadspin. According to Morgan, one of the victims was shot in the head and is "extremely lucky to be alive."
The trouble started at the Blue Jeans Lounge in Apokpa when a friend of Meriweather's allegedly beat up a woman, according to Morgan. The woman's brother arrived later with his own friend, and the conflagration shifted to a nearby party, where the brother soon got the better of Meriweather's friend in a fight. That's when Meriweather allegedly pulled out his gun and fired at the brother, grazing the man's face and hitting the other victim in the head, according to Morgan.
Orange County Sheriff's Office detective are investigating the case but have made no arrests, and so far it remains accusations only made by the lawyer. According to the Herald's Ian Rappoport, an officer in the sheriff's office had no record of Meriweather being connected to any crime.
Thursday morning, while appearing on WEEI, when asked if he had any doubt Meriweather was the shooter of his two clients, Morgan responded, "I have a lot of doubt."
In a report published on Orlando's WESH.com on Feb. 28, the day after the alleged incident, two men were brought to a hospital in Apopka with gunshot wounds. Both were in stable condition, and neither wanted to press any charges.
While a player at Miami in July of 2006, Meriweather was involved in what was determined a legal shooting when he fired three times at a person who had just shot his teammate, Willie Cooper.