By TomE. Curran
The attorney for Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather scoffed at a report on SIRIUS Radio that Meriweather was indeed the shooter during the February 27 incident in Apopka, Florida. "There have been articles on that since the first day this came to light," said Adam Swickle, Meriweather's Fort Lauderdale-based attorney. "I can't stop people from saying 'credible sources tell me this'or this, that and the other. I can't comment on every person's allegation of what they believe to be credible.
"I stand by my comments and my involvement in the case from last week. I'm still in the process of investigating and the police are as well. Whenever their investigation is complete, I'm sure they'll have something to add. I leave that up to them, what they do with their case. I don't step on toes. I'll just say there's nothing new to report from when I spoke with the media last week."SIRIUS Radio's Dino Costa said Thursday night that an "impeccable source" told him that Meriweather was the shooter. Mike Florio has all the info on that right here. Meriweather, meanwhile, is in South Florida. He refused to delve into the case with Boston Globe reporter Bob Hohler, who was in Apopka this week.
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Tom E. Curran joins SNC to discuss news that the New England Patriots have traded Bryan Stork to the Washington Redskins for a conditional 7th round pick.
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FOXBORO -- The Patriots didn't release third-year center Bryan Stork, though they informed him they would do so early on Wednesday. Instead, they traded him to the Washington Redskins.
The deal was announced on Wednesday afternoon. In return for the former fourth-round pick out of Florida State, the Patriots received a conditional 2017 seventh-round pick from Washington.
Stork is reportedly mulling retirement. If he does not report to the Redskins, and the conditions of the deal are not met, the Patriots would not receive compensation.
The seventh-round pick would provide the Patriots with a seventh-rounder in 2017 that they didn't have when the day began. The team traded its original seventh-rounder to the Lions last season in exchange for tight end Michael Williams.
(The Patriots could, in theory, receive a seventh-rounder from the Lions since they received a conditional seventh in a trade for linebacker Jonathan Bostic, who was sent to Detroit in May. But because Bostic is recovering from foot surgery, the conditions of that trade may prevent the pick from ever making its way to New England.)
The Patriots informed Stork of his release early Wednesday, but before that move was processed, the Patriots and Redskins were able to work out a deal.
Stork has had difficulty staying healthy as a pro, his emotions sometimes got the best of him on the field, and teammate David Andrews had beaten him for the starting center role with the Patriots. Still, Stork's teammate and friend Jimmy Garoppolo said it was tough to see Stork move on.
Despite the question marks that accompany Stork's arrival in Washington -- that is, if he decides to report -- the Redskins were more than willing to pay the modest price to acquire him. They are desperate for help at the center position.