Report: Meriweather was peacemaker, didn't shoot

Report: Meriweather was peacemaker, didn't shoot
March 10, 2011, 9:58 pm
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By Tom E. Curran

An eyewitness to the melee that led to two men being shot in Apopka, Florida on February 27 told the Boston Globe that Patriots' safety Brandon Meriweather was acting as a peacemaker when shots were fired. Quentin Taylor and Cedric Payne - both cousins of Meriweather - got in a fight at Payne's house after a dustup at a nightclub involving a woman. "When Quentin came full force at Cedric, Brandon jumped in the middle to try to break up the fight. Brandon had no influence on the fight and didn't have a gun on him," the Globe's Bob Hohler reported.The witness alleged that a man named Anton Massey pulled a gun and shot at Payne, instead hitting Taylor and Nico Stanley, the brother of the woman originally involved in the dustup with Payne at the Blue Jeans Lounge. It's a good read. And, as the previous paragraph shows, I diagnosed the scene accurately earlier. It was a crapstorm.

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