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Brandon Meriweather accused of shooting two people

Brandon Meriweather

New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather speaks to the media about his helmet-to-helmet hit last Sunday and the $50,000 fine he was assessed during a media availability at the NFL football team’s facility in Foxborough, Mass., Wednesday morning, Oct. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)


The rumors first surfaced Wednesday on the Twitter page of Florida radio personality Dan Sileo. Next, we received text messages another radio host we know. So we fired off an e-mail to Patriots spokesman Stacey James, who had not yet heard anything about it.

Early this morning, Deadspin reported based on a conversation with the alleged victims’ lawyer that Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather is accused of shooting two people during a fight that broke out at a house party in Apopka, Florida on February 27.

Attorney John Morgan claims that Meriweather fired at his clients, with the bullet grazing one of them and hitting the other in the head.

He’s extremely lucky to be alive,” Morgan said.

As Deadspin points out, these are only allegations at this point.

Stay tuned.