Lawyer 'has doubt' Meriweather shot 2 men

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Lawyer 'has doubt' Meriweather shot 2 men

By TomE. Curran
CSNNE.com

A report on Deadspin.com that Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather allegedly pulled a gunand shot at a man involved in a dispute with one of his friends, grazing theintended target and striking another man in thehead, is getting murkier by the minute.

Attorney John Morgan, the on-the-record source of the Deadspin story, appeared on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan Show Thursday morning and said he has "a lot of doubt" that Meriweather was actually the shooter.

"That's what the two victims, who are his clients told me," Morgan told hosts Gerry Callahan and Dale Arnold. (Arnold was filling in for John Dennis.) "I don't assume that to be true at all. I assume nothing to be true until we get the investigation completed."

Also, the Boston Globe's Greg Bedard reported on Twitter that a source told him Meriweather "wasn't" the shooter.

The Sheriff's Office in Orange County Florida is reportedly investigating the incident. The report on Deadspin says a friend of Meriweather's was involved in an altercation with a woman at Blue Jeans Lounge in Apokpa, Florida. The woman's brother arrived at a party later and, when a fight broke out, Meriweather "allegedly pulled out his gun and fired at the brother, grazing the man's face and hitting the other victim in the head."Morgan told Deadspin the person struck in the head is "extremely lucky to be alive." If true, this wouldn't be Meriweather's first gun-related incident. While at the University of Miami, Meriweather returned fire at assailants who shot his then-teammate Willie Cooper in the buttocks. Meriweather had a permit for the gun and it was determined he acted in self-defense.
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Tom Brady, Vanilla Ice look like BFFs at Under Armour event

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Tom Brady, Vanilla Ice look like BFFs at Under Armour event

Watch out Julian Edelman, Wes Welker and Alex Guerrero. Tom Brady just might have a new best friend. 

At an Under Armour event that took place on Wednesday, rapper Vanilla Ice snapped a selfie with the Patriots quarterback, who was grinning from ear to ear. 

In South Baltimore, "Armour Day" was held in order to celebrate Under Armour's 20th year in business. Brady was one of many athletes in attendance, including Jordan Spieth, Lindsey Vonn, Deion Sanders, Ray Lewis, Cal Ripken, Boomer Esiason and Roger Clemens. 

Brady is one of the faces of Under Armour, along with Spieth and Warriors guard Steph Curry. When he signed in 2010, he received equity in the company as part of the deal. 

Palazzolo: Mitchell ‘flashes really good downfield ball skills’

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Palazzolo: Mitchell ‘flashes really good downfield ball skills’

Fourth-round pick Malcolm Mitchell is the next in a line of receivers the Patriots have drafted in hopes they’d click with quarterback Tom Brady.

As part of the Quick Slants the podcast draft recap episode, Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus told Phil Perry that Mitchell looks to be a fit in the role previously filled by Brandon LaFell and Brandon Lloyd. Palazzolo said Mitchell could serve as a complement to Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, and Martellus Bennett.

“I think that’s where Mitchell fits in. And I think he does a pretty good job there creating separation on the routes the Patriots need him to run,” Palazzolo said. “He flashes some really good downfield ball skills.”

To hear Palazzolo’s analysis on the rest of the Patriots draft picks, use the Sound Cloud player below or search CSNNE on iTunes.

https://soundcloud.com/csnne/quick-slants-the-podcast-ep-51-2016-patriots-draft-recap