Attorney: Meriweather 'did not shoot anyone'


Attorney: Meriweather 'did not shoot anyone'

Brandon Meriweather's attorney says his investigation has "confirmed" that the Patriots safety was not the shooter -- and, in fact, was "nothing but a peace-keeper" -- in the incident last month in which two men were wounded by gunfire at a party in Apopka, Fla.

Adam Swickle, a Fort Lauderdale attorney, told the Orlando Sentinel that all the witnesses he and his investigators spoke to "confirmed that at no point did Brandon have a gun, or threaten to shoot, and did not shoot anyone." Meriweather, he said, "was nothing but a peace-keeper."

The two victims in the Feb. 28 incident -- Nico Glendale Stanlery and Quentin Louis Ramone Taylor -- told Orlando attorney John Morgan that Meriweather was the shooter. But Morgan, when speaking to the media after news of the story broke on March 10, said he wasn't sure of Meriweather's involvement.

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Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'


Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room. 

"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."

Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.

During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday. 

As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.

PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial


PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court. 

After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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