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Thu, 03/10/2011 - 9:58am  

Attorney in Meriweather case has 'doubts'

Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan Show with Dale Arnold and Gerry Callahan, attorney John Morgan of the law firm Morgan & Morgan spoke about the case involving his two clients, who are claiming they were shot by Patriots' safety Brandon Meriweather at a Feb. 27 party in Apopka, Fla.


Morgan explained that his two clients, who claim to know Meriweather from high school, were shot outside a house party, with one of the men just recently having been released from the hospital after the bullet passed through his cheek and head, while inflicting damage to his left eye. The attorney, however, did say both the investigations by the Orange County Sheriff Department and Morgan's own staff were ongoing.


"We know an investigation is going on," Morgan said. "We know a fella has a bullet hole through his cheek and head, you can look at that and see it, and that's what we know. And we know our clients say that Brandon Meriweather was the shooter... I'm not in the business of coming out here and saying this is absolutely what happened.


"This is a 'he said, she said.' I'll be interested to see what Brandon Meriweather says. He may well say, 'Listen, here's a picture of me in Los Angeles, California. What are you talking about?'"


When asked if he had any doubts about Meriweather being the shooter, Morgan responded, "I have a lot of doubt about that. That's what these fellas told me. But I don't assume that to be true at all. I assume nothing to be true until we get an investigation completed.


"Their allegation to me is that one of the fellas was in fight with someone else out there and their allegation is Meriweather shot him, that bullet grazed that fella's head and hit the second client through the cheek and head."


Morgan, who stated he didn't want to be that guy "to rush to judgement," said that while he didn't know for a fact that the NFL was looking into the allegations he assumed it would. 


The incident in question was first reported by Tampa-based radio personality Dan Sileo and then advanced by Deadspin. The Deadspin story stated that a friend of Meriweather allegedly beat up a woman outside the Blue Jeans Lounge, leading to the woman's brother to arrive with his own acquaintance. The story states with the brother proceeded to beat up the New England player's friend in a fight, leading Meriweather to fire a gun at the brother of the woman. The bullet, according to Morgan, grazed the woman's brother in the face, while hitting the other victim in the head.


Sileo appeared on Dennis & Callahan to explain how he first came across the story. For the Deadspin report, click here.



To hear the complete interview with Morgan, click here.

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