It appears as if Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather may be a person of interest for police in Florida. A man who was shot on February 27th outside a house party says it was the Patriots safety who fired the shots at him and his friend.
The report of the allegations comes from Deadspin which talked to John Morgan of the Morgan & Morgan personal injury firm in Florida who was retained by the shooting victims. Morgan tells Deadspin that “the trouble started at the Blue Jeans Lounge in Apokpa when a friend of Meriweather’s allegedly beat up a woman. 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.”
That is the story coming from the victims’ attorney, so it is important to keep in mind that no arrests have been made in the investigation yet. It’s also important to note that the victims went to high school with Meriweather, so identifying the shooter shouldn’t be a problem for them.
What’s surprising about this case is that the shooting took place on February 27th but we haven’t heard anything about it until now. It’s quite possible the victims didn’t seek out legal counsel until recently, and it looks like the first step by Morgan was to contact Florida radio host and former Hurricane Dan Sileo.
All day on Wednesday Sileo was tweeting about the event, first errantly then more accurately. Initially, he had the wrong name but then he got his story straight “I’m hearing a rumor that Floyd meaweather shot a man in apoka last Sunday night..shot him in the heAd..I’m getting more info as it comes … The person that was shot had retained the services of Morgan and Morgan.”
LBS is awaiting a callback from John Morgan’s office for further comment. Operators at the Orange County sheriff’s office were unable to provide further information on the matter.Google+