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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Brandon Meriweather Was Involved in 2006 Willie Cooper Shooting at Miami

If Brandon Meriweather being involved in a shooting sounds familiar to you, it’s because it should. We passed along word that two men are alleging the Patriots safety shot them on February 27th. No arrests have been made in that case, and the allegations come from the attorney hired by the victims.

While those are just allegations, the incident from July 2006 is factual. In 2006, former Canes safety Willie Cooper and teammate Brandon Meriweather noticed a suspicious car outside their residence. When they went to investigate, a man next to the house popped up and shot Cooper in the butt. Meriweather shot at the man three times and scared him away. Nobody appeared to be injured in the incident.

Meriweather had a permit for the gun at the time and he was acting in self defense, but this also suggests the man is quite familiar with carrying and operating firearms (even if his accuracy may be lacking). This is not the type of history that makes us confident in his innocence. If anything, the missed shots should be a dead giveaway it was Brandon. Between the helmet-to-helmet hits and our criticism of his Pro Bowl selection, it’s not looking like Meriweather’s year.



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