New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather allegedly shot two men, one of them in the head, during a fight on February 27 outside a house party in Apopka, Florida, according to John Morgan, attorney for the victims.
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.
"He's extremely lucky to be alive," Morgan said.Both victims attended Apopka High School with Meriweather, who later played football at the University of Miami.
It is important to note that with the NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement currently in limbo for the 2011 season, and a lockout looming, Commissioner Roger Goodell has no authority to punish Meriweather under the player personal conduct policy should these allegations be proven true. It's even doubtful if such a policy will exist in the NFL next year.
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